Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Countrywide and Bank of America turned whistleblower, freelance writer, and troll doctor. Penny is a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, Main Street, Intuit's Small Business Resource, Hardcore Droid, Cannabis Now, and more. He documents his experiences working with Anonymous, fighting the banks, and travelling the country on his blog.
It's Harvest Season: Time to Learn a Day in the Life of a Cannabis Bud Trimmer
Main Street's whistleblower Brian Penny describes in detail what it takes to be a marijuana trimmer during harvest season.
The Ultimate Cannabis Buyer's Guide: A Dozen Ways to Spend $500 on Marijuana
Main Street's whistleblower Brian Penny explains how to invest $500 in marijuana
20 Life Lessons I Learned Chasing Money and Drugs in the Banking and Cannabis Industries
Main Street's whistleblower Brian Penny used to work for Bank of America - now he's exploring the cannabis industry. Here's what he learned.
12 Seemingly Innocent Acts of Piracy You Don't Know You Commit
Beyond stolen music, movies, and TV shows, many of your daily habits are contributing to privacy concerns.
15 Small Purchases Costing You Big Money: Stop Throwing Money Away
You're tossing money down the drain if you continue to spending your money on these things.
Death of a Cannabis Salesman
As legalization expands, marijuana will flourish -- dispensaries won't.
A Tourist's Guide to Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries
If you're looking to spend some green on the green stuff in markets with legalized recreational marijuana, don't go without this guide.
Cannabis Cup Highlights Show the Future of the Marijuana Industry
Every year, High Times magazine holds its Cannabis Cup, the largest marijuana industry event in the world, and this year's version had no shortage of innovation.
Debt Traps That Will Ensure You Stay In Debt
These tried-and-true methods will ensure your family stays in debt long after you move on from this world.
7 People Who Are Always Broke
Despite having the best intentions, these types of people have trouble staying in the black. if you have one of these personality tics, odds are you're broke too.
6 Signs From E3 That Video Games Are the Future of Entertainment
Video games were once considered a fringe activity, and with good reason. Today, they're on the cutting edge of technology.
5 Money Mistakes We All Make
Getting into debt is like littering; everyone's against everyone else doing it but himself.
Should 4/20 Be a National Holiday?
The number 420 has long been associated with marijuana culture: here's a guide to its hazy history as the marijuana economy expands in the U.S.
What Tech CEOs Are Buzzing About
Keep an ear to the tech-savvy side of Main Street with these four terms.
The Melting Pot: Blunt Discussions of the U.S. Marijuana Industry
Inside the American weed business.
Bringing Transparency to Your Rewards Programs
Here's how to maximize your benefits from these programs, and how to best integrate them into your everyday spending.
Medical Marijuana Disqualifies You From Health Insurance
Registering as a reefer patient disqualifies you from every health insurance plan in the country.
A Marijuana Economy Primer: Reefer Briefer
Potheads have evolved since the '70s, and the expanded legalization of the drug warrants a look at how and what to smoke now.
How to Teach Children About Money
Like hygiene, personal finance is a collection of habits you practice daily throughout your life. Developing these habits early on will ensure you abide by them more stringently.
10 Dirty Secrets of the Credit Card Industry
Credit cards may appear to be convenient plastic rectangles in your wallet, but they can be something more sinister: sneaky debt traps.