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How one man went from prison to a path of wealth

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 12: <p>There probably aren't too many people who claim that a prison sentence inspired them to want to retire early. In fact, Billy B. might be the only one.</p><p>But the 10 years he spent in prison on a reckless homicide charge helped him find the motivation to seek financial independence after his release. "In prison, I didn't have to think about money," said Bill. "I loved that. I learned how to be happy in prison when I had nothing."</p><p>He was able to spend his time doing what he enjoys most — writing. In the five years since his release, Bill has been working to grow his wealth so he'll have the freedom to spend his time pursuing his dream of being a writer and helping others through his writing.</p><p>Click through to see how his made the transition from prison to a <a href="https://www.gobankingrates.com/investing/financial-independence-key-retiring-early/">path toward financial independence</a>.</p>

There probably aren't too many people who claim that a prison sentence inspired them to want to retire early. In fact, Billy B. might be the only one.

But the 10 years he spent in prison on a reckless homicide charge helped him find the motivation to seek financial independence after his release. "In prison, I didn't have to think about money," said Bill. "I loved that. I learned how to be happy in prison when I had nothing."

He was able to spend his time doing what he enjoys most — writing. In the five years since his release, Bill has been working to grow his wealth so he'll have the freedom to spend his time pursuing his dream of being a writer and helping others through his writing.

Click through to see how his made the transition from prison to a path toward financial independence.

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