In the latest installment of Wealthsimple Magazine’s recurring series “Money Diaries,” actor Kevin Bacon talks about the role money has played in his life.
Bacon tells Wealthsimple that his most meaningful job was at the age of sixteen, packing and shipping medical books. Although the typical work day was repetitive, Bacon says he learned how to earn the respect of the older employees. Since he was one of the youngest workers in the business, he knew he had to prove to the rest that he was serious about his work. This is something that he took with him for the rest of his life.
He admits that as a teen, he did not have a long-term financial plan, but now as an adult and an actor, he is learning to understand money.
You sometimes hear about an actor or musician whose business manager has walked away with millions of dollars that didn’t belong to them. I’ve learned to keep a closer eye. Understanding money may not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but it’s a necessary evil.
The actor also goes on to describe himself as a “cash-only guy” because he finds joy in being able to make a purchase straight from his pocket. Although he explains that he still struggles with being financially responsible, he tends to purchase items that have meaning, such as a Gibson guitar, which he says he will “treasure for a long, long time.”
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Kevin Bacon wrote the journal entry above just as his new show, “I Love Dick,” premiered on Amazon. You can watch the trailer for the series below.
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