Entourage is a hit HBO television series about Vince Chase, a Hollywood superstar, and his band of merry men that includes his older brother Johnny “Drama,” his manager Eric “E” Murphy, and the butt of all jokes, Turtle. It’s loosely based on Mark Wahlberg’s experiences as an up and coming actor and he’s one of the show’s executive producers.
I started watching the series after friends told me it was a lot of fun to watch. I’ve made it through the first few seasons (they started shooting Season 5 last spring) and I have to say it’s a really entertaining show. There are a ton of celebrity cameos and seeing the lifestyle, however fictionalized, makes for a good half hour escape. It’s not surprising that it’s a popular show.
So, what does it have to do with personal finance? Well, money management is interwoven into our lives and it’s no different for a fictitious actor. With his rise to stardom comes fame and fortunate and many of the episodes touch on how they deal with the money. I wanted to just pull out a few of those lessons to share with you all.
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