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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Corey Morgan says:

Awesome message?

Garagedoor R' Us says:

This guy is the real deal Awesome! I'm looking for his book right now.

King31395 says:

Crazy statistics on financial literacy (and that over 60% of Americans have less than $1000 saved). You've got no business not learning about these things now if a guy who didn't learn to read til he was in his 20's, in prison, can you tell you whats happening. Great talk!
So awesome to see he's found his mission!

Peggy Scott says:

Standing O!

Skylark says:

Ok, exactly how much is he worth? I'm guessing he's not poor anymore …,.

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Oluwaseyi Ayodeji says:

Very good! Very inspiring. He'll do great things… happy for this brother.

vcvitiko says:

how much money he make trading?

Andre Dedmon says:

is it me or is he not intentionally trying to be funny

Andre Dedmon says:

Deep. nothing can hold back ones gift if he embraces what God gives you in order to share it with the world.

Lisa Kamau says:

So good I listened to it twice! What an inspiration

Bridget Cameron says:

Dude done got woke.
Speaks the truth about how society and educational system teaches next to nothing about financial literacy. He's a great speaker with inspiring determination to create positive changes.

Candi Locz says:

yes!!! This inspired Me!

Jiyoung Lee says:

If this young man doesn't have a future in stocks for some reason, he should get into acting he put on a better performance then most actors in Hollywood. Get your head shots done homie when you get out

Greg Reyes says:

Great speech!

Golden Child says:

this is a great talk. I can remember like it was yesterday that I was homeless living under the bridge and now I have a business. Motivating story!!

Debra Lee says:

Wow. Bravo, Young Man.

Lee-Ann Noray-Worrell says:

He has spoken well and he know what he's talking about smart

the student says:

Yes…let's keep teaching our youth to learn and contribute to the same financial machine that enslaved their ancestors? WTF

ad_earth says:

Hear hear!!

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