I remembered being in prison camp and looking at the inmates with Entrepreneur magazines and other books about how to start a business. There were other inmates there who studied for high paying jobs such as truck driving, fitness training, being a counselor. These same inmates would also study stocks to increase they ability to have equity.
The reason for this is because inmates wanted to hit the ground running, as they say. We didn’t want to work a minimum wages job because we wanted to get our lives on track as fast as possible. Some inmates had children and wives who didn’t get the proper support during the inmate’s sentence. Some inmates did give their families some money; however, when he is making as low as five dollars a month, it’s difficult to give the family the support they need.
Other reason is because we knew the more money we had the less likely we would commit a crime. Most crimes are based on financial gain. Most inmates wanted to make as much money as possible to avoid any temptation of going back to their old ways.
Other inmates I’ve noticed wanted to make money as fast as possible. They studied stocks, get rich quick schemes, real estate, and gambling strategies. Their idea was to make as much money as fast as possible to avoid being broke. I totally understand the thinking because I had the same temptations. However, if I invested into those ideas to get rich quick, I’d lose most of my money in weeks. Although, I will be investing in stocks and metals when the money is available.