Celebrities savvy with savings

Grind through the details

Al Roker
Weatherman for NBC's "Today," CEO of TV production company

Bankrate: Do you have time to do things CEOs generally do, like participating in long-term financial planning?

Al Roker: Yeah. It's my company, so I'm involved in financial planning, real estate, where the offices are, equipment purchases. Anything that's part of the company.

Bankrate: Do you enjoy that side of it, or is it a necessary evil for you?

Al Roker: A little of both. Sometimes it's interesting, and sometimes the minutiae starts to grind away, but it's part of the gig. If you want to run the company and not have any surprises, you need to know all aspects of it.


Lesson learned: Pay attention to the financial details.

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