7 bad financial choices on ‘Breaking Bad’


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First, a big spoiler alert: If you still haven’t seen “Breaking Bad” but hope to get around to binge-watching it one of these days, you might want to save this article for later.

The Emmy-winning drama that ended its 5-season run on AMC in September 2013 is all about radical transformations. And not the kind that are good — or legal.

Lead character Walter White (Bryan Cranston) transforms from a rumpled New Mexico high school teacher diagnosed with terminal lung cancer into a millionaire crystal meth kingpin. He does so to provide financial support for his wife, their teenage son with cerebral palsy and their baby daughter.

Walt (aka “Heisenberg”) and other family members make terrible, shocking choices, from Walt killing business accomplices to his wife, Skyler (Anna Gunn), deciding to help launder his illegal money.

“Tread lightly” over 7 of the worst financial moves made by Walt and other characters on “Breaking Bad,” and get advice from experts on wiser decisions for those who aren’t living life on the edge.