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Money lessons from the boob tube

It's no secret that you can learn something about the way money works by watching television programs like "Power Lunch," on CNBC, and "Money for Breakfast," on FOX Business. But for those of us who don't read stock quotes and fund prospectuses for fun, watching those shows can feel like work. Sometimes, you want to just sit back and watch Andy and Barney outwit some small-town crooks and not think too hard.

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Fortunately, if you want to enjoy a fun sitcom or a trashy reality show and still learn how to make money, you can. You just have to watch them with a slightly different mind-set.

If you really think about your favorite TV programs, you can pick up almost as many financial lessons as you could by watching Maria Bartiromo on CNBC.

Don't believe us? Then read about the money lessons in these eight classics.

Television shows and their money lessons
"Ugly Betty" "Two and a Half Men"
"The Simpsons" "The Office"
"The Colbert Report" "The Apprentice"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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