Financial literacy isn’t a skill — it’s a lifestyle says Curtis Carroll. As an incarcerated individual who has already done 20 years from crimes he committed at the age of 17, Caroll is the definition of true reform. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade in stocks hence the nickname “Wall Street.” It started with him taking ownership of his past recklessness and making a decision to better himself. He embraced personal growth, education and accountability and in the process found his calling to serve and impact his community by sharing his knowledge. Carroll’s willingness to be teachable shows it is not how people start but how they finish despite bad choices.
By turning his moral deficit to sagacious assets, Carroll shares a simple, powerful message of the need to be more astute with our money.