Candice Bergen, Marlo Thomas and their wOw friends dish on their negotiating experiences

The well known women at wowOwow.com are stopping by WalletPop on a frequent basis to answer your spending and personal finance questions.


This week we asked them: What kind of negotiator are you? How do you approach negotiation? What was a memorable negotiation that worked?

You can find their full responses on wowowow.com

candace bergen
candace bergen

Candice Bergen: If there were some form of recognition for Most Inept Negotiator -- it would be engraved with my name and on my shelf. The biggest negotiation I went through was during my 10 years on "Murphy." The first re-negotiation, I threw up. Not in front of the group but still. My shark-like lawyer complained that I was too professional, too sane. All the tricks like not showing up for work were not things I'd even consider. "You're too polite!!" he complained ...

marlo thomas
marlo thomas

Marlo Thomas: I'm a killer when it comes to negotiating on behalf of St. Jude. Kids' lives are on the line, so there's no compromising with me about anything ...



liz smith
liz smith

Liz Smith: I am a terrible negotiator. I collapse. I give in instantly. I don't have the mind or heart of a negotiator ...