I have looked at opening a gastropub – that is a dream I’d love to fulfil, but I lost out on a really good venue so have put that on the back burner. So if banks do decide to gamble with money, it shouldn’t affect the everyday people who use the banks. There’s a funny quote I heard once which goes something like: “Money doesn’t make you happy but it’s much nicer crying on a marble floor.” I definitely don’t live by that but it makes me chuckle whenever I get stressed about money.Is there anything you don’t like about handling money? - See the full archive: Fame & Fortune - [email protected] Cyndi Lauper (active 1980-present) Colourful American pop and new wave singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper’s debut album She’s So Unusual (1983) became the first by a female solo artist in history to have four top-five singles in the US.
Do you have a personal pension or a long-term financial strategy?
Yes, I do have a personal pension, which I set up on the advice of my manager fairly recently.
It is very encouraging that songwriting can pay so well.
The band has reformed via The Big Reunion TV show but in a fairly loose way – we may do gigs but no recording deals are being considered.
Did your win on Celebrity Master Chef in 2008 lead to other opportunities? I’ve appeared on TV cookery shows and cookery slots on lifestyle TV programmes, plus I have worked commercially with food brands. In the case of Florida grapefruit, I now really like the fruit after trying this one compared to normal grapefruit, and it is fun to use them in creating dishes. After joining Atomic Kitten, which led to so many opportunities, picking the right people to have around me has been key to my success.