How I learned to read -- and trade stocks -- in prison | Curtis 'Wall Street' Carroll

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Financial literacy isn't a skill -- it's a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Caroll knows the power of a dollar. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade stocks, and now he shares a simple, powerful message: we all need to be more savvy with our money.

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Our prison system needs reform. Not trying to get political but I think mass incarceration is not the way to go. I am so happy for this man, warms my heart

Author — Nate O'Brien

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This story blew me away. What an inspiring journey. 👏

Author — Tom Nash

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New to stock trading too learning how to buy the dip after a swing. 😂 😂 😂 😂

Author — Allegra Yanira

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He is up for parole this year. Hopefully, he is granted it!

Author — Marie E

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Crypto currency is the future investment, investing in it will be the wisest thing to do especially with the current rise

Author — James Fedrick

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His enthusiasm and happiness about his ability to read. Brought tears to my eyes.

He is so intelligent.

Author — Lindsey Lim

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The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Successful people do daily what the unsuccessful only on occasionally.

Author — Wellington Jackson

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5 years from now you will look back and say I am glad I started trading.

Author — Kate Ann

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This is exactly why you never give up on yourself

Author — Cheyna Contreras

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This was one of the BEST TedTalks I’ve ever watched!!!

Author — Suzette Marian

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Unbelievable delivery. Most authentic TED talk I've seen.

Author — Troy Tucker

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This man is truly gifted. His charisma and comfortability on stage is inspiring. I pray he gets the chance to see freedom and be used as a tool to help people in the world!!

Author — Khori Rideshare

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The best decision I ever made in my life was investing in the financial market. Trust me guys, it pays 😃

Author — Freddy Morgan

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This is called rehabilitation ✊🏾 My brother is a intelligent smart guy he deserves a second chance.

Author — Dee Lee

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Am I the only one that loves that the cameramen are prisoners learning how to operate cameras for their futures??

Author — x D

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I would pay money too listen too this man, this guy is incredibly smart

Author — Evan Todd

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The stock market is one of the most potential places to invest your money, investing in stock is often risky which draws attention to the huge losses and gains of investors, if you can manage the risk you can take advantage of the stock market to secure your financial position and earn money

Author — Asger Olsen

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This man would be a billionaire on the streets..god bless him

Author — Michael Parker

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In the right environment this guy could have been a Harvard Grad, Wall Street superstar or a top notch Young Politician

Author — Manuel Fernando

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The smartest people that i have ever come across are always self taught just like this guy!

Author — Premium Blue