Jeffrey Gitterman is an award winning financial advisor and the founder and CEO of Gitterman & Associates Wealth Management, LLC. www.gawmllc.com.
In these challenging economic times, Jeff recently co-founded Beyond Success, www.BeyondSuccessConsulting.com, a coaching and consulting firm that brings more holistic values to the world of business and finance. His first book, Beyond Success: Redefining the Meaning of Prosperity, was recently published by AMACOM, the publishing house of the American Management Association.
I want to tell you about an amazing life that most people would have ignored.
It’s the story of a man known to the outside world, as “Tin Can Curt”. Curt Degerman was a poor tin can collector. But don’t feel sorry for him. He was living exactly as he wished. You see, for Curt, money wasn’t everything. Freedom way.
The aged Swede, most locals called simply “Tin Can Curt,” spent 30 years roaming the streets of Skelleftea in northern Sweden in his blue jacket and ragged pants, collecting tin cans and bottle for cash. He was, in the eyes of most people, an ordinary street bum.
Yet when he died he left more than $1.4 million to his cousin.
How did he do it? Thrift and smart investing.
It turns out that in between collecting cans, Mr. Degerman spent a lot of time in the local library reading business papers and studying the stock market.
“He knew stocks inside and out,” said his cousin.
He used his tin-can earnings to buy mutual funds.
There is NO question that the number one stressor in this world is… money. A recent study proved that…
We hardly ever stop and truly think about the real deep causes of stress and anxiety in our lives.
Until, we look in the mirror.