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7 ‘Seinfeld’ Plotlines You Should Apply to Your Finances – GOBankingRates

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Widely regarded as one of the best sitcoms of all time, “Seinfeld” isn’t just a barrel of laughs — it’s also incredibly smart. The show is brimming with insights into human nature, with a laser sharp focus on idiosyncrasies that may seem small, but speak volumes about one’s character. And, if you look closely enough, you can find many financial pearls of wisdom.

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Even financial professionals find “Seinfeld” to contain important truths about money matters. Here are 7 “Seinfeld” plotlines you should apply to your finances.     

‘The Doorman’

In this episode, Kramer and Frank Costanza embark on a new business venture: creating and marketing a bra for men. Kramer wants to call it “The Bro” but Frank insists on “The Manssiere.” Not seeing eye to eye on this business decision thwarts their progress. 

“When you don’t see eye to eye on your finances, it can have severe repercussions on your relationship and keep it from progressing,” said budgeting expert Andrea Woroch. “It’s important to talk about your money goals and spending/saving values, and figure out how to get on the same financial page with your partner. Host monthly money dates and learn to make compromises. You can even have your own fun money each month based on a set budget in which you spend it as you please without judgment.”

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‘The Pool Guy’

In this episode, Kramer takes over Moviefone and relishes in the bizarre gig that is far from official. It’s a side hustle he can do entirely from home, which is something so many Americans are managing. 

“There are lots of side hustles that you can do from home in your spare time to rake in extra cash and reach various financial goals faster,” said Woroch. “For instance, you could take customer service calls or [practice] virtual tutoring via Or, make up to $1,000 a month by pet sitting through sites like, which is great for anyone working remotely — especially if you have a yard.”

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‘The Implant’

George, unsurprisingly, commits a cringey faux-pas in this episode: he double dips food at a wake. This is a big no-no, even in the realm of personal finance! 

“Don’t double dip in your financial accounts,” Woroch said. “Set up separate …….


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