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Posted: 3:58 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Would You Take Financial Advice From a Rockstar? 



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According to Fortune magazine, Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER, LOADED) is starting his own wealth management firm for musicians. The company, called Meridian Rock, will be headed by McKagan and Andy Bottomley, a British investor. Their goal is to educate rockers about their finances instead of pandering or lying to them.

McKagan says most bankers overestimate the "window" in which music acts are guaranteed income, which he places at three to five years. The musicians themselves are equally clueless, he adds. "You think the money is going to keep coming," he says. "When you get that big contract, or your record goes platinum and you're selling out concerts, you don't see that it's going to end." Read more.

 
 
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