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Making Ends Meet—Bill Thompson

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Stories of Five Dollars and Other Amounts of Money
Listen to this collection of personal stories, each story illuminates a different facet of our complex relationship with money. Produced by Peabody award winners Amy Dorn and Alex Kotlowitz.

A commodities trader raised on Chicago’s affluent North Shore, Bill Thompson was accustomed to a moneyed lifestyle, to always getting everything he wanted. But after he lost his job, things started unraveling. Bills couldn’t be paid. His already-unhappy marriage got worse. So he started looking for a way out.

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