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Financial Literacy - Budgeting
Even famous folks budget
Celebs share what they learned about budgeting back when money was hard to come by.
 The simple art of budgeting
Dave Barry
Eric Bogosian
Alice Cooper
Judge Alex Ferrer
Al Franken
Jeff Greenfield
Carl Hiaasen
Meg Tilly
Celebrity Q&A
Who: Jeff Greenfield
CNN political analyst
Fame & Fortune Q&A:
Bankrate: Do you have an investment strategy?
Jeff Greenfield: I don't have any investment strategy, but I've never been leveraged. I've always felt that there may be a time when the news business says, "You know, we've had enough of you, Greenfield. Move on," and I never wanted to be in a position to say, "Oh my god. I've got all these debts that I have to handle." So I've done this pretty cautiously.
I've been lucky enough to live well for a long time. I've been well-compensated for what I do. I don't live large. My needs are not extravagant, but I enjoy life. That's what it's meant for me.
Lesson learned: 
Don't be extravagant, but enjoy life.
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-- Posted: Jan. 31, 2007
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