Reality TV shows offer a handful of average Americans the chance to race around the world, outwit, outplay and outlast their rivals, or lose weight, all to win serious money. Luckily, the rest of us saps tuning in can hope to better our financial futures from the comfort of our couches — without eating bugs or faking love for a millionaire. Because some of the best sitcom characters can offer us some excellent (and hilarious) money advice.
Admittedly, sometimes, their advice is off base. But, even then, you can learn from their mistakes.
Here are three of my favorite fiscally savvy (or at least fiscally enthusiastic) characters, and what they have to teach us.
1. Don’t Make Your Nest Egg Out of Gold Alone
Ron Swanson: “You won’t find any bank statements either. I’ve heavily invested in gold which I’ve buried in several different locations around Pawnee. Or have I?”
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