Why listen to what celebrities — non-experts in finance — have to say about money? Well, some of them have been around for a while and have experienced the fickleness of the entertainment industry. Here are some lessons learned.
Dave Barry: “Don’t emphasize money if you don’t have much; be happy.”
Eric Bogosian: “Live within your means.”
Alice Cooper: “Put yourself on an allowance.”
Judge Alex Ferrer: “Save more than you spend.”
Al Franken: “Live frugally, pass on to the next generation.”
Jeff Greenfield: “Don’t be extravagant but enjoy life.”
Carl Hiaasen: “If you can’t predict what your income will be, it’s important to budget.”
Meg Tilly: “Eating in will help you save money, and saving money will give you choices in life.”
Each of the celebrities interviewed shares a personal story related to the way they handle their finances, whether directly or through a financial planner.
Updated October 9, 2016 and originally published February 23, 2007.