Here’s a FQ that became an entire post:
Pete Grossman asked:
Ken, can you offer some insight about living a smart financial life in show business? (OK, how many people did I just lose?) As a career in the arts is filled with pratfalls and high hopes, hot streaks and cold shoulders, what do sharp writers, actors and other people in the biz, in your opinion, do right to stay financially sound?
Save your money.
Don’t have four ex-wives.
Don’t buy a big house the day you’re hired on DOUBT.
Don’t invest in Atari.
Don’t shop at Whole Foods.
Send your kids to state schools.
Don’t have kids with the second wife.
Don’t have kids.
Fire your Life Coach.
Never get sick.
Put Regular gas in your car instead of the recommended Upgrade – especially if the car is leased. What do you care how it runs in four years?
Don’t invest in musicals.
Don't buy homes for relatives you've never met.
Lie and say you're not in the industry then apply to game shows.
Don’t put Melania Trump’s name on your product.
Start a podcast.
Don’t fly First Class.
Convince your daughters to elope.
Wait until movies come to HBO.
Don't run for president.
Drop the posse.
Don’t book the next Bill Cosby tour.
Shop at Old Navy.
Don’t buy Lakers season tickets (for so many reasons).
Sell your old scripts on eBay now, while two or three people in the world still give a shit about them.