Celebrities

Former NBA Player Josh Childress Explains Why Athletes Go Broke

NBA rookies, like anyone else starting a new job, also have to pay to—as Childress puts it—”represent myself like a professional.” It’s no longer appropriate to carry around worn-out bags, for example. Everything has to look new and high-quality, which means spending high-quality prices.

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Gwyneth Paltrow GOOPs Up Food Stamps

What is Gwyneth Paltrow planning to make with this assortment of food, and how is she going to make it last for a whole week?

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Here’s A Foolproof Idea: Let’s Pay Sarah Silverman Less Than A Dude!

Though millennial women know they should negotiate salary and benefits packages (except at Reddit), most — about 60% — apparently don’t.

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Know Your Value, Get $10,000

Mika Brzezinski is an MSNBC news personality with the hair, BMI, and poise of Claire Underwood. Yet she relates to those of us who have struggled a bit with our confidence levels in the professional arena.

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The Business of Creative Careers: Kris Straub, Cartoonist

Kris Straub is the cartoonist behind “Chainsawsuit,” and is also known for “Broodhollow” and “Candle Cove” as well as his podcast “Morning Rush with Kris and Mikey.” I once beat him at a game of “Cards Against Humanity.” His comic art is both sensitive and extremely on-point; you might have seen his “All Lives Matter” comic, which—you know what, just click the link, it’s hard to describe a comic in paragraph form. 

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How a Times Square Spider-Man Does Money

“I was working full time at a clothing factory lifting boxes, but the company closed down and I was out of a job. Then I was walking by Times Square one day and saw the dressed-up characters. I asked one of them about the job, went out and bought an outfit, and I’ve been here for six months.”

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What Is It Like To Go Luxury Shopping In Sweats

Some high-end salespeople will be courteous even if you’re in sweatpants, but don’t count on it.

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Learning from Patti Smith

“I’m not a celebrity, I’m a worker. I’ve always worked.”

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How Chelsea Fagan, Founder of The Financial Diet, Does Money

I wasn’t someone who was addicted to shopping or addicted to spending. I just was really bad at managing money. I never had a budget, I never knew how much was in my account at any given time, and I didn’t build any credit.

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