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Generation Next - Bradley Craig Turns a Bad Economy Into Good Fortune

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jan 07, 2011

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Bradley Craig took a position as a financial advisor shortly after graduating from Cleveland’s John Carroll University. Life was good. On weekends, he unwound from the corporate grind by grabbing a beer with friends or playing a few poker tournaments online. Then two years ago, the economy went belly up, and Craig lost his job. When job hunting produced no fruitful prospects, he turned to his weekend hobby to pay the bills. Success came quickly. Over the last two years, he has amassed more than $2 million in tournament cashes. Almost overnight, Craig has turned misfortune into a profitable blessing. “Losing my job changed everything,” said Craig. “Now I play poker four days a week for a living. But I’m also in graduate school and will finish my MBA this spring. I eventually want to own my own business. I think it would be very difficult to work for “the ...


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