From Wealth to Addiction and Back Again, With Ryan Skinner

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Worth Knowing/From Wealth to Addiction and Back Again, With Ryan Skinner

From Wealth to Addiction and Back Again, With Ryan Skinner


We’re wrapping up our series on Men & Money today with guest Ryan Skinner. Ryan is the founder and co-owner of Summit Financial Partners, a Massachusetts based firm working with clients aged 55+ to help them build secure income for life. He’s also the author of Taking Stock: Protect Your Wealth and Create Reliable Income for a Happy & Secure Retirement. Ryan’s been featured on Fortune, Forbes, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.

But more than that, Ryan is living proof that survival from a dark and downward spiral is possible. I don’t want to ruin too much of his story before he has a chance to share it with you, but he went from riches to rags and back again. And because of his experience, he’s able to offer a unique perspective on some of the struggles that he sees men facing.

Today Ryan will share with us more about how he went from living the high life to being homeless and addicted to drugs and how he rebuilt his life from the bottom up.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Ryan got his start in the stock market before graduating high school.
  • ​The impact that insecurity and the pressure to provide can have on men.
  • ​What Ryan sees as some of the reasons why men are incarcerated at a much higher rate than women.
  • ​How his drug addiction took him from having multiple houses, cars, and a six-figure bank account to losing everything
  • ​Why it’s not about what you have but what you do with what you have.
  • ​The advice that he gives to men that are struggling with insecurity, loneliness, or struggling with the pressure of life.

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Lauryn Williams

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