We all know some guy down the street who worked for years for a crummy paycheck, and ended up with an impressive pile of money. And then there's the other character, maybe you, who made a ton of money but ended up with considerably less than the dolt down the street.
How can that be? Why do some people end up fairly wealthy, even though they never had a high-paying job, and others end up with little, even though they were near the top of the financial food chain?
One explanation seems to...Full Story