Seventh-Grader's Fallback Job: Broadway Star

Faith Redman is a seventh-grader at Lyons Community School in Brooklyn. We recently talked with her about how money works in her life.

Faith Redman
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This is one in a series; we've also talked about money with the assistant principal at Redman’s school, as well as Arianna Huffington and a nanny, among others.

Our conversation with Redman is below; here's the complete series.

Do you worry about money?

Yes.  My mom said sometimes you're not gonna get everything you want in life, so start saving. I'm really about the 5s, the 10s, you know? I know how to control my money. I wouldn't spend money constantly and constantly everyday of my life.

Where does your money come from?

Last July 10th, my birthday, my dad gave me 100.  And my uncle actually gave me another 100. So I saved up.

What do you spent your money on?

I'm not gonna lie. Sometimes I spend it on junk food. But I'm breaking out and I really don't like breaking out. Bracelets, scrunchies, material for my hair. Sometimes if I save my money up I buy me a cute shirt.

Anything you bought recently that you regret?

Yes. Does junk food apply? I regret buying junk food. I really do regret buying junk food.

If being in school wasn't your full-time job, what would you do?

I always wanted to be a star in Broadway and sing and dance and act and model.  If I wasn't in school, which I definitely will be, I would probably be a wild child. Going to parties, going to different countries, being in movies, singing and dancing.  It is fun . . . in my dreams.

Note: This is a condensed version of our conversation.

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