Everything I Need to Know ABOUT MONEY I Learned From TV
Eating healthy/organic can be affordable if you're willing to cut back elsewhere and do the work to find the deals. -Jon & Kate Plus Eight (feeding fam of 10 on 1 income) If you're friends/lovers/neighbors/family, always get things in writing. This prevents hurt feelings or misunderstandings later. A moment of awkwardness in putting things on paper can save years of heartache. -The People's Court It IS possible to live without debt if you're willing to work for it. -The Duggars (feeding fam of 20 and owning a 7k sq. ft home they built themselves over several years) Say "no" out of love rather than "yes" out of fear. -Suze Orman (on not loaning money and enabling others out of fear they won't like/love you if you don't) Never cosign for anyone. EVER. -Judge Judy It is always better to spend $30-50 to get a mechanic to check out a car you're considering purchasing than to buy it and then find out it needs thousands in repairs and you're stuck with it. -The People's Court If your friend has family and comes to you for a loan, think about why his/her own family has turned him/her down. If flesh and blood doesn't think him/her a good debtor, you probably aren't going to see that money again. -Judge Mathis Plan ahead, otherwise you end up spending a fortune making changes mid-project. -Little People, Big World Make sure you know your insurance deductibles in advance, don't wait until something bad happens and you end up in hundreds of thousands of debt due to medical testing/treatment. -House If you give a loan, always get it in writing so that it can't be misconstrued as a gift later. -Judge Judy If you're creative, you can make a meal out of very little money or very strange ingredients. -Top Chef ...what can you add to the list?