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Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
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Money Lessons from New Old Spice Guy Fabio

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Did you know the new Old Spice guy is pretty smart about his money? We did.

There are few days as memorable for the SmartMoney.com staff (at least, for the women) than when an open-shirted, hair-tossing Fabio visited our office in 2007 to talk about his stint as the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! spokesman (the olive-oil version had just come out), crazy-expensive gadgets (at the time, he boasted a $2 million home audio-visual setup) and other money matters. Turns out, the guy most famous for bare-chested bodice-ripper covers made very little money from posing for them, but used his popularity to turn himself into an iconic brand. His name has been on items as varied as a line of coats for Sam’s Club to a boomer-targeted chain of gyms.

Now Fabio is the new face of Old Spice, pitching the brand’s deodorant with four TV commercials, a trending topic on Twitter (#TeamFabio) and an in-progress YouTube duel with the old Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa. (MTV gave him the early nod to win.)

Over the top? You bet, but Fabio has always been willing to poke fun at himself, with cameos in the Ben Stiller comedy Zoolander and a 2006 Super Bowl commercial for Nationwide Insurance. “When you take yourself too seriously, you limit yourself,” he said in 2007. “I think in life you have to have fun with it.”

Sadly, Fabio did not respond to requests for comment for a new interview, but here are some of the highlights from our 2007 talk:

On those iconic covers: Publisher Avon Books estimated his image increased sales by as much as 33% when he appeared on the cover with a woman; 45% when he appeared alone. But he was paid just $3,000 for each photo session, each of which turned out about 16 cover poses that artists could reuse for multiple covers. (He’s on more than 2,000.) “I didn’t own the copyright,” he said, “so they could do whatever they wanted with the photos in those sessions.”

On investing:“I have a business manager, but I do most with my brother [Walter, a retired investment banker],” Fabio said at the time. “He’s very good in the stock market.” Fabio follows his brother’s lead, investing in everything from stocks to currencies.

On spending: Fabio is an unabashed spender, with an American Express card that bears only his first name. “I like to enjoy life,” he said. “My father always taught me, ‘If you make $100, spend $10.’ I’m more, ‘Make $100; spend $50.’ I like to think I keep up the American economy.”

On romance: Fabio’s biggest spending category is technology, but wining and dining is a close second.  “I’m a gentleman,” he told us. “I still like to bring a woman to a nice restaurant and treat her well.” But he won’t settle down until he finds the perfect woman.  “My parents have been happily married for more than 50 years,” he said. “I don’t mind squeezing the melons until I find the right one.”

2007 SmartMoney.com Money Q&A with Fabio

My first job was: When I was a teenager, my father sent me to work for him at his company building assembly lines.

Are you a spender or a saver? Spender. Definitely a spender.

I knew I’d succeeded financially when: I bought my first apartment in New York City; a three-bedroom apartment in a high-rise building on the Upper East Side. I was 28.

The last purchase of $10,000 or more that I made: My 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo (base price $195,000). It doesn’t get more fully loaded than my car.

The one thing I regretted buying: The Hummer H1 I bought in the early 90s, before GM bought the brand. It was a piece of crap.

Always buy the best: Of whatever you like most. Then you’ll always be happy with what you’ve bought. For me, that’s motorcycles.

Always buy the cheapest: Pencils and pens. Even the cheapest serves its purpose.

When it comes to investing, I’m: Aggressive — but sometimes conservative. It’s like love. Sometimes you’ve got to be very aggressive, sometimes you’re conservative.

My biggest money indulgence: Motorcycles. I love Yamaha. They’re fast, well made and reliable. They also have a bullet-proof motor. It will never leave you on the street.

What’s the best money advice you’ve ever received? My father said, “You get $10, you spend $1. You get $100, you spend $10.”

What’s the best money advice you can offer? Save. You have to save so when you go through a hard time, you’re not saying, ‘Oh my God! What am I gonna do now?”

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Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 17.93%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.48%
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