NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) – If there’s anything this crazy
world needs right now, it’s more laughs.
In Reuters’ latest installment of our First Jobs series,
where we talk to prominent American achievers about the early
gigs that set them on the path to success, we spoke to a few of
the country’s top comedians.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Allison Lodish used to be a huge football fan.
Her affection for the game evaporated when her husband got fixated on fantasy football, a leisure pursuit where participants draft their own dream teams and compete against each other, based on how those players fare.
Before she knew it, he was in three leagues of fantasy football. Then, it became 10.
NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Would you give up alcohol to
help balance the family budget?
I posed that very question on social media recently. These
were some of the answers I got:
NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Monica Kipiniak doesn’t think
of herself as a statistic. She just thinks of herself as a
The 46-year-old attorney from Brooklyn, New York is indeed
part of a societal trend: Single women by choice having kids
past the age of 40.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – It is an American rite of passage. Little Johnny finally grows up, goes off to college, and starts handling money on his own. He probably spends a little too much, and racks up some debt.
Does Johnny tell mom and dad the truth – or keep it a secret?
More than half of college students (55 percent) admit they hide information from dear old mom and dad about all that money they are spending, according to the 2014 RBC Student Finances Poll. But only 33 percent of parents realize that’s the case.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Summer jobs: The very mention brings up memories of low pay, long hours and sweaty, clueless teenagers who don’t really know what they’re doing.
Memories like that are still vivid for some of the nation’s greatest achievers. Since last August, Reuters has been gathering the first-job stories of successful Americans, including sports legends, business titans and media superstars.
NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – When Harvey Montijo first
moved in with his wife Natalie, he remembers exactly how long it
took to get into a tiff about household temperature.
“Right from the get-go,” remembers the 31-year-old
orthopedic resident in Charlotte, North Carolina.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lauren Greutman felt sick.
She and her husband Mark were about $40,000 in debt, and were having trouble paying their monthly bills. As recent homebuyers, the couple from Syracuse, New York, were already underwater on the mortgage and getting by on one income as Lauren focused on being a stay-at-home mom.
“We were in a really bad financial position, and just didn’t have the money to make ends meet,” remembers Greutman, now 33 and a mom of four.
NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) – Since last fall, Reuters has
asked prominent achievers about the first job they ever had.
From Mia Hamm to Margaret Atwood, Bob Schieffer to Tavis Smiley,
they have shared their memories about the humble beginnings of
This month we talk about some extraordinary American women.
They came from very different places and followed different
paths, but all ended up at places of impressive achievement.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)
When Linda Mercier’s son Sam was around two years old, she knew something wasn’t right.