The Big Bang Theory Teaches Financial Responsibility

By | January 26, 2012

The CBS TV show, The Big Bang Theory teaches financial responsibility and discipline.

In Season 2 Episode 14, Penny needs money to pay rent and Sheldon lends her money. Sheldon lives below his means and saves up for the rainy days. In contrast, Penny lives “hand to mouth,” or paycheck by paycheck. She sometimes overspends and is often behind in bills.

Penny could not make rent and tells the story to Sheldon. Sheldon generously and gladly offers Penny his “secret” stash of money. He spends only what he needs and saves the extra money.

The lesson that can be learned here is that if we practice financial responsibility, i.e. spending less than we earn and have the discipline to control our spending we can avoid financial disasters like not making rent such as Penny does.

One thought on “The Big Bang Theory Teaches Financial Responsibility

  1. Jane @ excellent cc

    I am a big fan of The Big Bang Theory and I could say that you are absolutely right about its financial lesson in episode 14. Unfortunately not as many people in Penny’s situation can see their problem, don’t realize that they can change situation, save some money by simply stop overspending.
    If Penny will cut off on her shoe spending, she definitely will have better financial life. 😉


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