Natan Dvir
By Farnoosh Torabi
February 24, 2015

James Altucher is a hedge fund manager who has also founded or cofounded more than 20 companies. He’s published about a dozen books—USA Today named Choose Yourself as one of the best business books of all time—and is a frequent contributor to myriad publications.

I had the privilege of working side by side with James when we were at TheStreet.com. And I’m honored to call him a friend. But it wasn’t until I interviewed him on my podcast So Money recently that I learned a darker side to James’ financial history and the money anxiety he’s combatted over the years.

Here’s how he explained it to me…and how he’s overcoming it.

What Keeps Him Up at Night

Where It Came From

How the Anxiety Has Affected Him

How He’s Acting Differently Now

Every day, MONEY contributing editor Farnoosh Torabi interviews entrepreneurs, authors and financial luminaries about their money philosophies, successes, failures and habits for her podcast, So Money—which is a “New and Noteworthy” podcast on iTunes.

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