The Cowsills In Magazines

They got older too
...and in theory, wiser. We asked the pop icons you grew up with what they've learned about money.
by Max Alexander and Josh Hyatt
February 2007
Money Magazine

Former Singing Cowsill
Bob Cowsill, 58

What he tells his kids about money: "No matter what business you are in, you need to educate yourself about the finances of the business. I didn't have to fall apart financially. I should have parlayed the success we had as The Cowsills into my own personal success. Instead I was getting things I couldn't afford, which trashed my credit rating.

"I still can't buy a house. I created my own nightmare with the IRS because I didn't pay taxes for five years. You have to think ahead while you are young; don't use credit cards to ruin your credit. I made bad financial decisions because of my ignorance."

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