Good Morning Dinks. I admittedly watch a lot of television. I mostly watch reality TV, but every now and then when a great TV series comes along I get hooked and I become a loyal watcher.
I am extremely addicted to the hit CBS television series 2 Broke Girls.
It is a comedy series about a broke girl who has been living on her own and providing for herself since she was a teenager, she becomes friends with a former rich girl who has always been taken care of but who recently lost her fortune and her family. However through all of the funny characters (including a Ukrainian cook) and great one-liners there are actually a lot of money lessons (and life lessons) that can be learned from the CBS 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 be prepared for the worst case scenario.
- We can start over. Sometimes things happen in life that we can’t predict and that we can’t control, however we can try and be as prepared as possible. When an unfortunate event happens such as we lose our job or if we lose 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. Of course money makes our lives just a little bit easier because if we have “enough” money each month to support the lifestyle that we want to live we won’t have 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 having a good time 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.
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