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Stress

The cops watch you closely, your wife isn't sure what exactly you do to keep her in the lifestyle to which she's become quite accustomed, and the I.R.S hasn't—yet—figured out why a man who owns a few dry cleaning stores owns a penthouse in the Tribeca and a townhome in Sutton Place. (Of course, they don't know about Cannes, Aspen, Venice, and the financial trips to Geneva, but what they don't know is less stress for you.)

Big risks may equal big payoffs (monetary or reputation). Does a mob boss have stress? Well yeah, and that fact is a bigger guarantee than a late-paying patsy losing his kneecaps to a loan shark. If you can't take the heat…don't be making homemade ziti, Guido.

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