NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Turn on your TV set and who
do you see?
These days, it is very likely a political pundit, weighing
in on the 2016 presidential campaign. They have become stars in
their own right.
But they were not always famous. We asked James Carville,
Chris Matthews, Clarence Page and Chuck Todd, a few of the
country’s leading political experts, about their first jobs.
29 (Reuters) – With Monopoly just having
turned 80 this year, many real-life personal-finance lessons can
be learned from the classic money-loving board game, which is
now made in 47 languages and sold in 114 countries.
Brian Valentine, 30, the 8th-grade teacher from Washington,
D.C. who was the American representative and placed third at the
World Championships in Macau offers a few tips.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – By now, everyone knows the terrifying figures.
More than $1 trillion in total outstanding student debt across the United States. Almost seven in 10 college grads emerge owing money, with an average debt of $28,400 for the Class of 2013, according to the Institute for College Access and Success.
But flip that statistic on its head: three in 10 students are coming out of college with not a penny owed.
NEW YORK, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Rey Moré was on stage at
Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, playing the memorable opening of
The Who’s famous hit “Baba O’Riley,” when lead singer Roger
Daltrey looked over at him, and started screaming the opening
“Out here in the fields …”
Haven’t heard of Moré? That’s because the former Motorola
executive, now 61, is just a regular Joe, but found
himself in the spotlight as a participant in Rock ‘n’ Roll
NEW YORK, Sept 10 (Reuters) – For parents who dream their
child will become a prodigy and stun the world with their
brilliance, Chloe Hui has a message for you: Be careful what you
Her son, pianist Marc Yu, now 16, gave his first orchestral
concert at 6 years old. He has since played venues like London’s
Royal Albert Hall, Beijing’s Central Conservatory and New York
City’s Carnegie Hall in a duet with superstar Lang Lang.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Before they found fame, or found each other, what did celebrity couples like Dr Phil and Robin McGraw do in their first jobs?
In the latest in Reuters’ monthly ‘First Jobs’ series, we talked to couples who work as TV personalities, actors, models or authors about their first gigs and found their starts were often humble.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – By all accounts, Iceland is one of the most magical places on Earth: A landscape of soaring glaciers, lava fields, steaming hot springs and black-sand beaches.
And Mina Black could not focus on any of it.
The 36-year-old financial planner from New York took a trip there this summer with her husband and new daughter. But for some reason, she was wracked with guilt about everything she needed to be doing back home: Contacting clients and prospects, putting together new workshops – even just doing regular chores around the house.
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Buddhism, which holds that
wealth is temporary and no path to happiness, might not sound
like the best source for money wisdom.
Not so, says Ethan Nichtern, the prominent Buddhist teacher,
who has written a new book, “The Road Home,” on self-awareness
and spiritual seeking.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hey, remember that newsletter that let you sign up for a free trial?
Didn’t think so.
How about that old domain name you registered, or your kid’s gaming membership, or the magazine subscription that was initially offered as a freebie. Forgot about those too, didn’t you?
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bay-Li, Car-Li and Hay-Li have had a rough day. After a workout on the treadmill, a dip in the pool and some personal grooming, they finish off the day with a gourmet dish of chicken thighs, sweet potatoes, Red Delicious apples and blueberries.
They are Shih Tzus, a dog breed whose name comes from the Chinese word for “lion dog.”