Money Diaries

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Money Diaries is a series of first-person essays from celebrities and interesting personalities about what they've learned about money in their own lives.

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A year after Allen Lau started his company, he and his cofounder didn’t have enough to both buy Starbucks. They never looked back. Never Look Back, Co Founder, Diaries, Starbucks, Wattpad, Money, Silver, Journals, Writers Notebook

The Cofounder of Wattpad on Being a Conservative Yet Reckless Business Owner | Wealthsimple

A year after Allen Lau started his company, he and his cofounder didn’t have enough to both buy Starbucks. They never looked back.

The director sits down with Wealthsimple to talk first jobs, family philosophy, and how to keep asking for money until you get that “Yes. Archive Website, Spike Lee, First Job, Cool Websites, Diaries, Philosophy, You Got This, Money, Feelings

Spike Lee Tells Us Why He Never Feels Bad Asking for Money | Wealthsimple

The director sits down with Wealthsimple to talk first jobs, family philosophy, and how to keep asking for money until you get that “Yes.”

He didn’t do it out of principle. But over time, Nick Farrar found himself living on almost nothing because having things felt like a waste of time. Vancouver House, British Columbia, Diaries, Minimalism, Articles, Felt, Mood, Day, People

How One Man in British Columbia Lives Happily on Almost $0 a Day | Wealthsimple

He didn’t do it out of principle. But over time, Nick Farrar found himself living on almost nothing because having things felt like a waste of time.

Adam Tune from the Toronto band talks about how his most valuable financial lessons came from realizing he could live happily being broke. Being Broke, Gold Rolex, Material Things, Be Still, Diaries, Keys, Toronto, Money, Band

The Drummer from Keys N Krates Tells Us Why He Doesn’t Care About Material Things but Still Wants a Gold Rolex | Wealthsimple

Adam Tune from the Toronto band talks about how his most valuable financial lessons came from realizing he could live happily being broke.

Lui—you may know her from CTV’s etalk and The Social—explains being addicted to opportunity and how her financial philosophy can be explained by Chinese astrology. Chinese Astrology, Diaries, Philosophy, Opportunity, Love Her, Disney Characters, Fictional Characters, Investing, Money

Elaine Lui Tells Wealthsimple Why She Loves Investing in Herself—and Shoes | Wealthsimple

Lui—you may know her from CTV’s etalk and The Social—explains being addicted to opportunity and how her financial philosophy can be explained by Chinese astrology.

Charles Duhigg—author of "The Power of Habit" and the forthcoming "Smarter Faster Better"—financial power comes from understanding what money really is. Diaries, Author, Money, Fitness, Tips, Silver, Journals, Writers, Writers Notebook

The Author of "Power of Habit" On Not Being Intimidated By Money | Wealthsimple

To Charles Duhigg—author of "The Power of Habit" and the forthcoming "Smarter Faster Better"—financial power comes from understanding what money really is.

Michele Romanow helped cofound Buytopia and SnapSaves and is a judge on Dragon’s Den. But her real financial education started when she was six. Money Activities, Activities For Kids, Free Astrology Reading, Ex Love, Vedic Astrology, Marriage Problems, Life Partners, Problem And Solution, Black Magic

“We live in a culture where it’s not OK to ask about money. That’s a problem.” | Wealthsimple

Michele Romanow helped cofound Buytopia and SnapSaves and is a judge on Dragon’s Den. But her real financial education started when she was six.

Dan Levy on How Paying His Cable Bill Got Him on MTV. The creator of Schitt’s Creek—and, yes, son of Eugene—says it was his mom who kept him from being a freeloading millennial. Bill Gets, Got Him, Mtv, Diaries, Eyebrows, Perspective, Cable, Characters, Inspire

Dan Levy on How Paying His Cable Bill Got Him on MTV | Wealthsimple

The creator of Schitt’s Creek—and, yes, son of Eugene—says it was his mom who kept him from being a freeloading millennial.

The Co-Founder of Kickstarter on Why He’s “Not Some Rich Tech Dude With a Tesla” - Feb 2016 - For Charles Adler, career happiness came when he learned to divorce work from the concept of money. Co Founder, Divorce, Diaries, Career, Family Guy, Happiness, Tech, Concept, Money

The Co-Founder of Kickstarter on Why He’s “Not Some Rich Tech Dude With a Tesla” | Wealthsimple

For Charles Adler, career happiness came when he learned to divorce work from the concept of money.

Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of "Eat, Pray, Love" and the new book about the power of creativity "Big Magic," explains how coming into a fortune can lead to unexpected consequences. Elizabeth Gilbert, Diaries, New Books, Pray, Creativity, Author, Magic, Money, Friends

Author of “Eat, Pray, Love”: Giving Your Money to Friends Can Backfire | Wealthsimple

Elizabeth Gilbert explains how coming into a fortune can lead to unexpected consequences.

The most important things Chris McMillan —the hairstylist who makes people like Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian look good— learned about money, he learned when he was a crack addict. Famous Hairstyles, Jennifer Aniston, Time Management, People Like, Kim Kardashian, Diaries, Budgeting, Investing, Articles

“I Created the Most Famous Hairstyle Ever, but I Couldn’t Even Pay My Electric Bill” | Wealthsimple

The most important things Chris McMillan —the hairstylist who makes people like Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian look good— learned about money, he learned when he was a crack addict.

Alex Blumberg—producer of This American Life, creator of NPR’s Planet Money, and founder of Gimlet Media—tells us how going from journalist to entrepreneur gave him more faith in billionaires. American Life, Good Thoughts, Diaries, Entrepreneur, Faith, Quote, Money, Learning, Mens Tops

“The Most Important Thing I Learned About Money Is Nobody Knows Anything.” | Wealthsimple

Alex Blumberg—producer of This American Life, creator of NPR’s Planet Money, and founder of Gimlet Media—tells us how going from journalist to entrepreneur gave him more faith in billionaires.