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"From the Ted Talk by Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll: How I learned to read -- and trade stocks -- in prison"

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According to the California dneremtapt of Corrections, over 70 penecrt of those incarcerated have committed or have been charged with money-related crimes: riebboers, burglaries, fraud, larceny, eittorxon — and the list goes on. Check this out: a typical incarcerated person would enter the California prison syetsm with no financial education, earn 30 cents an hour, over 800 dollars a year, with no real expenses and save no moeny. Upon his parole, he will be given 200 dollars gate money and told, "Hey, good luck, stay out of troblue. Don't come back to prison." With no meaningful preparation or long-term financial plan, what does he do ... ? At 60? Get a good job, or go back to the very crmniial behavior that led him to prison in the first plcae? You taxpayers, you choose. Well, his education already chose for him, probably.

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According to the California __________ of Corrections, over 70 _______ of those incarcerated have committed or have been charged with money-related crimes: _________, burglaries, fraud, larceny, _________ — and the list goes on. Check this out: a typical incarcerated person would enter the California prison ______ with no financial education, earn 30 cents an hour, over 800 dollars a year, with no real expenses and save no _____. Upon his parole, he will be given 200 dollars gate money and told, "Hey, good luck, stay out of _______. Don't come back to prison." With no meaningful preparation or long-term financial plan, what does he do ... ? At 60? Get a good job, or go back to the very ________ behavior that led him to prison in the first _____? You taxpayers, you choose. Well, his education already chose for him, probably.

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  1. system
  2. percent
  3. criminal
  4. money
  5. department
  6. trouble
  7. place
  8. robberies
  9. extortion

Original Text

According to the California Department of Corrections, over 70 percent of those incarcerated have committed or have been charged with money-related crimes: robberies, burglaries, fraud, larceny, extortion — and the list goes on. Check this out: a typical incarcerated person would enter the California prison system with no financial education, earn 30 cents an hour, over 800 dollars a year, with no real expenses and save no money. Upon his parole, he will be given 200 dollars gate money and told, "Hey, good luck, stay out of trouble. Don't come back to prison." With no meaningful preparation or long-term financial plan, what does he do ... ? At 60? Get a good job, or go back to the very criminal behavior that led him to prison in the first place? You taxpayers, you choose. Well, his education already chose for him, probably.

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