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35 Actually Smart Money Tips from Your Fave TV Shows

Cosmopolitan Logo By Jamie Ballard of Cosmopolitan | Slide 2 of 36: (I mean, duh, but it needs to be said!) In the very first episode of Friends, Rachel—who is, well, spoiled—buys a fancy pair of boots with her dad's credit card to console herself after a rough day of job interviews. Knowing that she wants to become more independent, her friends encourage her to cut up her credit cards so that she won't live beyond her means and lean on her parents. Yeah, it's a bit dramatic, but it does force Rachel into the"real world."

True financial independence means not relying on your parent's support

(I mean, duh, but it needs to be said!) In the very first episode of Friends, Rachel—who is, well, spoiled—buys a fancy pair of boots with her dad's credit card to console herself after a rough day of job interviews. Knowing that she wants to become more independent, her friends encourage her to cut up her credit cards so that she won't live beyond her means and lean on her parents. Yeah, it's a bit dramatic, but it does force Rachel into the"real world."

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