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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Teresa Giudice
'The Real Housewives of New Jersey'

This Real housewife was a real big spender, which led to some real big money problems. Throughout the first season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, viewers watched as Giudice shopped 'til she dropped -- thousands of dollars -- during sprees to chic clothing boutiques. Even after she and husband Joe filed for bankruptcy in 2009 (citing $11 million worth of debt), the second season of RHoNJ showed Giudice doling out thousands more on a baby christening that rivaled some weddings and an Italian cruise for her whole family. And the poor financial thinking doesn't stop: reports that Giudice blames Bravo and her RHoNJ fame for her money woes.

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