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Life Lessons

Everyone has a money story to tell. Life Lessons looks at what some of the most notable Americans have learned about being wealthy through their successes – as well as their failures. In a question & answer format, titans of business, culture, sports and more tackle the financial ins-and-outs of topics such as family, philanthropy, education and investing.

The Beat Goes On: Life Lessons with music producer Andre Harrell

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NEW YORK In any history of hip-hop, one name keeps popping up over and over again: Andre Harrell.

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Alexa von Tobel's calling? Teaching money life lessons

NEW YORK When you are known for starting a personal finance company, people expect you to have your own financial house in order. But that was not always the case for Alexa von Tobel, founder of LearnVest.com.

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From the Corps to Comedy: Life lessons with Rob Riggle

NEW YORK (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

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Queen B: Life lessons take flight with Angela Bassett

NEW YORK (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

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Trading up: Life lessons with philanthropist John Arnold

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Rock of Ages: Life lessons with Def Leppard's Joe Elliott

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Alan Alda's new life lesson is that people need to connect

NEW YORK (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

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Reporter Without Borders: Life lessons with Vladimir Duthiers

NEW YORK TV news viewers may recognize one reporter who pops up in trouble spots all over the world: From the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, to the Boko Haram kidnappings in Nigeria, to assorted crises in Mali, Thailand, Algeria and the Mideast.

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A Craigslist guide to knowing when you have enough to give away

NEW YORK (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

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The Ballmers are upping the game of giving away money

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Unmasked: Life lessons with actor Antonio Banderas

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Jane Rosenthal lives life on the Hollywood high wire

NEW YORK Movie producers do not turn into household names as often as actors and directors, but Jane Rosenthal leapt to that level, and not just for her feature film projects.

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Michael Imperioli learns from life after 'The Sopranos'

NEW YORK Every actor dreams of extreme success, but there is also a downside: That you will forever be known as the character you played.

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As seen on TV: How inventor Joy Mangano designs a better life

NEW YORK Is the plot of your life worthy of a big-budget Hollywood film?

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Noosa founder Koel Thomae found her dream in a spoon of yogurt

NEW YORK It took just a spoonful of a simple tub of yogurt with passion fruit puree on a trip home to her native Australia to nudge Koel Thomae into a new career.

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Henry Cisneros gives life lessons on building dreams

NEW YORK Henry Cisneros has spent his life working to improve U.S. cities, first as San Antonio’s City Councilor in the 1970’s, then as the city’s mayor for eight years and then as the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton.

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A Model Life: How Petra Nemcova transformed tragedy into joy

NEW YORK If Petra Nemcova's life were a movie plot, nobody would believe it.

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Work hard, play hard: Life lessons from Sammy Hagar

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Vivienne Tam scales fashion peaks with China Chic

NEW YORK Some of us are fortunate to find a calling in life early on, and for Vivienne Tam it was literally by design.

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The write stuff: Life lessons from author James Patterson

NEW YORK (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

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Einhorn's Greenlight cuts back many top holdings, slices Apple

BOSTON Billionaire investor David Einhorn, whose Greenlight Capital is posting some of the hedge fund industry's worst returns, cut back several long-term holdings including Apple Inc , Voya Financial Inc and Consol Energy Inc , a filing made on Tuesday shows.