8 Celebrities Get Real About Their Biggest Money Concerns
If thoughts and worries about money have never kept you up at night, you can count yourself among a very lucky few. Even if you have a sizable bank account and don’t need to stress about finances on a day-to-day basis, you have bills to pay and goals to meet. Who doesn’t want to level up financially so they can give their children a better life than they had? Or repay their parents for all their hard work? Or pamper their pets? Each and every one of us is working with our own set of money-related baggage — and even celebrities (no matter how apparently successful they are!) — have financial histories that shape the way they approach work and money today.
To prove it, millennial-focused digital investment service Wealthsimple has partnered up with celebs from all walks of fame for an ongoing series called Money Diaries. Through videos and as-told-to essays, these familiar faces pull back the curtain on how they feel about money and how those feelings affect them now. Here are their confessions.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!