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What was your first job?

Scooping ice cream at Baskin-Robbins. Gold Medal Ribbon is still my favorite flavor.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Astronaut.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness but it can buy you ______.

Time.

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

Italian leather boots.

Latest Stories (11)

So, you're graduating into a financial crisis ...

May 21, 2018
Here's what notable speakers had to say to the classes of 2009 and 2010, when job opportunities were scarce.
Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Migrant workers keep carnivals running

Oct 6, 2017
The documentary “Farewell Ferris Wheel” looks at the world of Mexican migrant workers at carnivals.
"Farewell Ferris Wheel" follows a group of migrant workers from Mexico who come to the U.S. on H-2B visas to work.
Jamie Sisley & Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez

Doing the math on back-to-school tax breaks

Aug 18, 2017
Politicians are the real winners, one expert says.
A child checks her back-to-school shopping list at a Target in Rosemont, Illinois. 
Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Back-to-school supplies are a little more expensive — and complicated

Aug 11, 2017
An Ohio business wants to pick out those specific items for you and deliver it to school.
Back-to-school supplies can add up.
Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

This is what the unemployed look like

Jul 14, 2017
A disproportionate number of out-of-work adults have little education, a Brookings Institution study finds.
Illustration courtesy of the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.