Don't Do as They Do: The Worst Onscreen Financial Role Models

From Real Housewives star Teresa Giudice to Carrie Bradshaw, these spendthrifts need a serious money-management course (15 Photos)

Kim Potts on Aug 30, 2010 at 4:11PM

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Don't Do as They Do: The Worst Onscreen Financial Role Models

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Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker)
'Sex and the City'

There's no denying it: Carrie Bradshaw is one of the all-time greatest fashionistas, on screens big and small. Her designer-packed wardrobe includes Manolo Blahniks, Christian Louboutins and Jimmy Choos from the shoe department, and frocks from Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Versace, among others. But being a trendsetter comes at a price. Despite the fact that she owns at least $40,000 worth of shoes alone, she couldn't qualify for a loan when she wanted to buy her apartment. In fact, the clever writer often wondered how she would pay her rent, leading to her quip that she might "literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes."

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