Did you hear about Andrew Lahde? He was a hedge fund manager until about two weeks ago. His fund was only a year old and returned 866%. He bet against the sub prime collapse. And now he’s calling it quits.
Obviously, it’s nothing that any of us can repeat, but there is an incredible lesson: walk away when you are on top. Here is his rather unusual goodbye letter .
A couple links from the comments that you might find interesting:
- Extreme Personal Finance: America on $10 a Day . A story of a man who lives below the federal income tax level just so that he can refuse to pay tax for war.
- Income Tax: Voluntary or Mandatory?  “for people who find the arguments sufficiently persuasive or tempting that they are actually thinking of ceasing to pay taxes.”
More on taxes:
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- $250,000-plus and taxed to high heaven 
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Great news for Canadian readers. Here’s a rundown of companies offering the Upcoming Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) .
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