Judge Judy Talks Money

by Kristina on April 7, 2014 · 6 comments

Money Wallet

Good morning Dinks.  As you know I am really addicted to reality TV.  My latest obsession is judge shows.  Every night at 7 pm I watch Judge Judy.  I avoided watching her for a long time because I thought she was way too harsh on people, but now I’m loving it.

Give your word and keep it…like always

As it turns out Judge Judy and I share a lot of the same values when it comes to money.  I personally feel my personality is a lot warmer than hers, but nevertheless we share a lot of the same views on money.  Judge Judy hates people who are irresponsible and so do I.  I really can’t stand it when people make appointments and don’t show up.  I also hate it when people says they will do something and then don’t live up to their promise.  Judge Judy feels the same way.

Get a job and pay taxes

She absolutely hates people who don’t meet their financial obligations. If you don’t work and you don’t contribute to society Judge Judy will call you out.  She has a zero tolerance for people who live off tax payer’s money and who take advantage of government benefits.  I feel the exact same way.  I understand homelessness and unemployment are very unfortunate (because I’m not a monster) but I absolutely have no sympathy for people who don’t work.  I feel people could get help, find a job and earn a pay check – they just choose not to.  But that’s just me.

An education equals more money

Judge Judy believes in education and so do I.  Going to college wasn’t an option in my family, my parent’s insisted on it.  My parents made sure I went to college for four years but they didn’t pay for it.  I had to work full time while in school, although my parents did help me out.  Any type of post secondary education is a good idea.  Not everyone has to go to a four year college; people can take vocational training or a certificate program at a community college.  Education equals a pay check and people who say they can’t afford it are just lazy.

Where we don’t see eye to eye

One area of money where I actually disagree with Judge Judy is when it comes to getting a receipt for everything.  I am a huge believer in the barter system.  I don’t do everything in my life just to get a receipt and I wouldn’t expect other people to either.  I always get a receipt for major items such as my rent, furniture, electronics and anything else that requires a guarantee.  However when it comes to saving money I will forget the receipt on items such as clothes and food if it saves me a few bucks.

I’m actually learning from Judge Judy

One thing I learned from a recent episode of Judge Judy is that it actually costs money to get evicted.  I had no idea.  I’ve never been evicted and I don’t ever want to be.  On a recent episode a girl was suing her former roommate for $1000 which was half of their eviction fees.  YIKES!

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1 Brock @cleverdude April 7, 2014 at 8:23 am

My wife watches a lot of Judge Judy….and the People’s court. One thing I’ve learned from those shows (which I listen to while I’m in the same room) is to document everything. We were on vacation last week, and rented a house with some friends. As we were checking out, I pulled out my cell phone and took pictures of all the rooms. I pictured in my mind being on Judge Judy being accused of leaving the rental a mess and being charged for repairs and cleaning even though we left it in great condition. “Do you have a cell phone? Why would you not take pictures?” I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard those questions asked on those TV court shows!

2 Kathy April 7, 2014 at 9:18 am

I haven’t seen Judge Judy in a while but I recall her no-nonsense approach to law and life. I don’t remember a single issue on which I disagreed with her. Like getting a job…any job. At a little hole in the wall restaurant we frequent for breakfast there is an older gentleman who is their dishwasher and has been for years. Every day he shows up for work. He can’t possibly make a lot of money, but he is there every day. One of the grocery stores in my town employs a young man with Downs Syndrome. When people like the two I mention are responsible, taxpaying, income earning citizens, it doesn’t leave me with a warm fuzzy feeling for other people who choose not to work. And I say choose because there are so many jobs out there that take very little skill, anyone can do them. They may not be convenient or fun, but it is a job. I guess I’m hard hearted.

3 Mortgage Free Mike April 7, 2014 at 10:46 pm

I like Judy. I have seen her on talk shows promoting her show and she seems like a pretty cool lady.
I agree about receipts, too.
Nobody cares about them until there’s a dispute. I wish I had the discipline to ask for a receipt all the time.

4 Jen @Sprout Wealth April 10, 2014 at 4:34 am

How unfortunate that the show is not available from where I live but it sure sounds interesting in a deeper sense. Judge Judy has very good views on a lot of things and it makes sense that you agree to most of them.

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