Money Advice from 2 Broke Girls

Nobody knows money better than people who don’t have any.  When you have money life is easy and when you have no money life can be difficult, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun at the same time. 2 Broke Girls is on tonight at 9 pm on CBS. Each and every Monday night I look forward to watching the crazy things that Caroline and Max will do for money. So far we have seen them clean houses and stalk Martha Stewart, what’s next?

In case you haven’t seen it yet 2 Broke Girls  is a comedy series about a broke girl who has been living on her own and providing for herself since she was a teenager who becomes friends with a former rich girl who recently lost her fortune and her family. Through all of the funny characters (including a Ukrainian cook) and tons of great one-liners there are actually a lot of money lessions and life lessons that can be learned from the hit television show 2 Broke Girls.

Money Lessons from 2 Broke Girls:

- Money will not always be there.  Taking money for granted is one of the biggest mistakes that we can make in both our lives and in our finances. I know this first hand because I used to take money for granted when I was earning a six figure income. When I market crashed I had no idea what I was going to do, how I was going to maintain my lifestyle, and how I was going to survive.  I had to quickly come up with a plan and I learned that the key to financial success is to always be prepared for the worst case scenario.

- We can start over. Sometimes things happen in life that we can’t predict or control. When an unfortunate event happens such as losing our job or losing our income the only thing that we can do is pick ourselves up off the floor, focus on a new plan to move forward and never look back. Trying to move on from any personal for financial tragedy is definitely a struggle, but we can recover if we look into the future, make changes towards who we want to be and learn from our mistakes in the past.

- We can still be fabulous without money. So often in life we think that having money is what is going to make us happy; but that is absolutely not true. Money can make our life just a little bit easier  if we have “enough” money each month to support our lifestyle becuase it eliminates the stress of not having enough money to pay the bills. Of course the definition of “enough” money is different for everyone, but basically it means having enough money each month to pay your bills, stay warm and keep your belly full.

- Good Friends = A Good Time. 2 Broke Girls proves that life’s real treasures are our friends and our family members; we can have fun without money if we are with our family and our friends. Money can buy expensive jewellery, pay for luxurious vacations, and buy other nice things, but money can’t buy us happiness.

Love Always,

This post was originally published in part on Dinks Finance

Photo by jduncan

 

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