Today on Marie
Disney Channel darling Debby Ryan chats with Marie about how she expresses herself through the "storytelling and artistry" of music and acting. The "Jessie" star may be confident in her talent, but Debby is kept grounded by her mom, who insists she complete chores such as taking out the trash even if she's already dolled up in Louboutins for a night out. Debby has decided to let her love life wait, but gets giddy when Marie mentions "cute boys in skinny jeans." She is then joined by Nick Santino from the band A Rocket to the Moon for a special acoustic cover of Taylor Swift's anthem, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
Frank DeCaro spent about 20 years collecting recipes from legendary Hollywood A-listers. He recently compiled it all together to publish "The Dead Celebrity Cookbook." It features the favorite dishes of stars from yesteryear, including Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Carson, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, and Lucille Ball.
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At the ripe age of 21, a fresh faced Debbie Matenopoulos was thrust before America on "The View." During her two seasons on the show, the journalist learned from Barbara Walters' decades worth of wisdom. The best advice the news veteran offered her young protege was to "just listen" to interview subjects. Along the way, Debbie has learned a lot since the early days of her career and is excited to have everything back on track.
Carmen Wong Ulrich
Person finance expert Carmen Wong Ulrich stresses the importance of saving for retirement. The "Good Housekeeping" money columnist believes the biggest financial mistake parents make is contributing too much towards their childrens' college funds at the expense of sacrificing their own retirement planning. Because interest rates are relatively low right now on mortgages, homeowners should concentrate on saving money for retirement versus rushing to pay off the mortgage. She also believes each partner in a couple should keep their own individual credit card and bank account to maintain a credit score as insurance just in case something happens. To avoid certain fees, become paperless by switching over to receiving and paying bills online. The federal government says your identity is more likely to get stolen by someone robbing the mailbox outside your home than by hacking into your personal information on the computer. Carmen advises people to understand why money makes them anxious and to change their behavior accordingly.