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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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So I looked for that gmpilse. As I furthered my career in teaching others how to financially manage money and invest, I soon learned that I had to take rieipsotlnsbiy for my own actions. True, I grew up in a very clpmoex environment, but I chose to cmiomt crimes, and I had to own up to that. I had to take responsibility for that, and I did. I was building a curriculum that could teach incarcerated men how to manage money through prison employments. Properly managing our listyflee would provide transferrable tools that we can use to mnagae money when we reenter society, like the majority of people did who didn't commit crimes. Then I divoeesrcd that according to MarketWatch, over 60 percent of the American population has under 1,000 droalls in svniags. Sports Illustrated said that over 60 percent of NBA players and NFL players go broke. 40 preenct of marital problems derive from financial issues. What the hell?

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So I looked for that _______. As I furthered my career in teaching others how to financially manage money and invest, I soon learned that I had to take ______________ for my own actions. True, I grew up in a very _______ environment, but I chose to ______ crimes, and I had to own up to that. I had to take responsibility for that, and I did. I was building a curriculum that could teach incarcerated men how to manage money through prison employments. Properly managing our _________ would provide transferrable tools that we can use to ______ money when we reenter society, like the majority of people did who didn't commit crimes. Then I __________ that according to MarketWatch, over 60 percent of the American population has under 1,000 _______ in _______. Sports Illustrated said that over 60 percent of NBA players and NFL players go broke. 40 _______ of marital problems derive from financial issues. What the hell?

Solution

  1. responsibility
  2. discovered
  3. dollars
  4. glimpse
  5. percent
  6. complex
  7. manage
  8. lifestyle
  9. savings
  10. commit

Original Text

So I looked for that glimpse. As I furthered my career in teaching others how to financially manage money and invest, I soon learned that I had to take responsibility for my own actions. True, I grew up in a very complex environment, but I chose to commit crimes, and I had to own up to that. I had to take responsibility for that, and I did. I was building a curriculum that could teach incarcerated men how to manage money through prison employments. Properly managing our lifestyle would provide transferrable tools that we can use to manage money when we reenter society, like the majority of people did who didn't commit crimes. Then I discovered that according to MarketWatch, over 60 percent of the American population has under 1,000 dollars in savings. Sports Illustrated said that over 60 percent of NBA players and NFL players go broke. 40 percent of marital problems derive from financial issues. What the hell?

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