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Everyone knows that our go-to guy for everything cheap is Clark Howard.
Clark is the cheapest and nicest guy we know, and he thrives on helping you become the ultimate cheapskate. Our twice monthly 'Cheapskate University' segments are very popular.
But how did Clark get his start? Hear his success story!
For a long time listeners have been suggesting that we profile Bill for our Success From Scratch segment, but we always thought that would be a little egotistical.
But, who cares? We decided that while Bill was on vacation, we would feature his own amazing success story and that we would make him interview HIMSELF.
The tragic death of Jenni Rivera this week caused many of us unfamiliar with her work to find out about her truly amazing career and success story.
Known as 'La Diva de la Banda', Jenni broke ground for female artists in the male-dominated genre of banda music. She was fearless, and her life had its share of heartbreaking drama.
But her rise to success despite an abusive relationship and becoming pregnant as a teen, is absolutely inspiring.
Listen to Bill tell Jenni's story. Handel 8-830A 12.13.12
According to the national Automatic Merchandising Association, the vending machine industry in the U.S. is a $42 billion a year industry, and it's not just snacks and sodas anymore.
Matt Horan was sick and tired of carrying his girlfriend around 'piggy back style' after a night out on the town in her stilettos. So he came up with an idea...the Rollasole, which he sold in vending machines in the UK.
The Rollasole allowed women with aching feed to purchase a ballet type slipper out of a vending machine and slip them on their feet, while giving the customer a little draw string bag to carry their offending shoes.
They were a huge hit, in one year, he sold 60,000 pairs!
Now, you can buy them outside the UK in vending machines in Las Vegas, LA and New York.
You can also get them on their website. But if your really want a deal, you'll buy them at Target, where you can get them for $10 HALF the price of the ones sold in vending machines.
Here are some other odd vending machines!
Japan though, takes the cake...you've got to check out these vending machines! Yep, this is a Smart Car vending machine...
Hugo and Debra Saavedra have combined their shared experience in food, herbs, creativity, artistry, and business partnerships to create the most natural and luxurious skin care products possible.
Their passion is to enhance peoples’ lives by creating amazing products made from the best raw materials that the Earth can sustainably give.
They started making handcrafted soaps that they sold at their local local Farmer’s market. Today, they are a $10 million a year company. They can even make customized soap, like they did for us! Check it out, this is a big huge soap that we can cut up into bars!
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Check out a tour of their factory.
**Special deal for KFI listeners!
When you place ANY order on their site, use the coupon code KFI at checkout and you'll get a FREE handcrafted 4oz Holiday Snowflake Soap**
"Papa John" Schnatter, is owner and CEO of Papa Johns Pizza. John says his it was his father and maternal grandfather who taught him the value of hard work.
His grandfather owned a successful drapery company, but his father wasn’t so lucky, he founded:
…..all of which failed.
John told People Magazine back in 1997:
“My dad had not one business that was successful, but he went to his grave swinging, he never gave up”
And that's where he got his determination to sell people on his passion....pizza.
Listen to Bill tell his story.
Check out his HUGE home!
George Lucas will donate billions from Disney deal: Most generous celebrity?
People are still trying to work out whether Disney's $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm was a good or bad idea for "Star Wars," but thanks to George Lucas it will certainly prove to have been a good thing for the world.
The legendary "Star Wars" creator has apparently decided to donate the vast majority of that money to charity.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lucas plans to put the money into a foundation that focuses on educational issues, a cause close to his heart. A spokesperson said that “George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors.
In a statement on Wednesday, Lucas himself commented: “For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company. As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.”
This holds up with Lucas’ generous behavior over the last few years. In 2010 he signed The Giving Pledge, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s effort to get
“I’ve always tried to be aware of what I say in my films, because all of us who make motion pictures are teachers — teachers with very loud voices.”
Based on the classic story of a young man’s battle with the forces of evil, George Lucas’s 1977 film
Coming of age in
Lucas spent the next four years hard at work on the first in a series of science fiction movies.
In 1981, Lucas’s work took a step in another direction, with the production of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK was a 20th-century adventure story about a swashbuckling archeologist, Indiana Jones. Played by Harrison Ford, a long-time Lucas associate, Jones became one of the best loved heroes of the 1980s. For RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, Lucas teamed up with another major figure, Steven Spielberg. Spielberg had had great success with JAWS (1977) and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD
In the late 1970s Lucas formed the production company, Lucas Films Ltd. In
Today, with the second
There’s big business in scaring the CRAP out of people.
Scary movies are a huge draw. Proof?
Hollywood has made:
TWELVE “Friday the 13th” movies
TEN different “Halloween” movies
SEVEN Nightmare on
According to the Haunted House Association:
All of these haunted attractions are BIG business, turning people into…. Haunt-repreneurs.
Check out Hauntrepreneurs.com
The "99 Cents Only" chain, which sells food and household goods at 300 outlets throughout
It is now hoping to open its own flagship branch alongside those of luxury brands like Chanel, Gucci, Versace and Jimmy Choo, where usual customers include celebrities like Mariah Carey, Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham.
The exclusive three block stretch of boutiques famously featured in the film "Pretty Woman," in which Julia Roberts' character is snubbed by snobbish sales assistants. "99 Cents Only" is likely to receive a similarly cool reception from the current retailers of
However, the discount chain says it is able to afford the roughly $500 (£310) per square foot to rent space, and that it will bring customers flocking to the area.
It says it is also seeking to serve a growing number of existing customers who live in the wealthy