Life Is a Mess and Then You Die (A Happy Song)

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So at first I thought he had killed himself. Took his life, as they say, as if life is something to give and take at just a whim. But then we both figured out that he was probably killed. We learned that someone he had trusted (as these things often go) had escaped with his […] Read On…

The Secrets of Billions

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Wall Street is crooked. This is not really a surprise to anyone. I lived on the street. And I worked on the street. Wall Street starts at broadway and continues down to Water Street. Along the way, it gets crooked. Right around Broad Street it starts to curve. If you are standing at one end […] Read On…

Daymond John Schools Me on “The Power of Broke”

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I was starving all the time. I lived in one room, had one futon and had a three inch screen on the floor next to the futon. But the TV didn’t work because you needed cable and I couldn’t afford that. So I started a business. Many people think, “I have an idea” and then […] Read On…

Financial Fridays: The Stock Market is Bullshit

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It’s not Friday but who cares. The stock market is lying to you. This is the worst open of a year since 1932, the middle of the Great Depression, when there was 20%+ unemployment and it was only going to get worse. Banks were about to get all shut down. People were on soup lines. […] Read On…

The Force Will Awaken in 2016

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This has been the worst year of my life. So bad I thought I would die, over and over. But then wonderful things happened. Things¬†that will change me forever.¬† And nobody really knew because I practiced my own daily practice throughout. I say this not because I want sympathy. I say it because I’m proud. […] Read On…

My Triumphant Return to the Place Where I Saved the World

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I’m going to visit the New York Stock Exchange today as a tourist. Last time I was there I felt like killing myself. Last time I was there was around 2010. I used to live on 15 Broad, right across the street from the Exchange. I moved there because before that I lived in The […] Read On…