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Would you like to be a child star?

Full House

Good morning loves.  I spent this weekend laying in bed watching reruns of classic TV shows from my childhood such as Full House and Who’s The Boss.  I hurt my back a couple of week ago and other than going to work and my trips to the chiropractor I have pretty much just been laying on my back trying to get better.

What’s your favorite classic TV show?

I didn’t mind the mandatory relaxation because it let me relive my childhood by watching hours and hours of my favorite sitcoms.  What is your favorite 80s or 90s classic TV show? I loved watching The Cosby Show, Growing Pains and of course Full House and Who’s The Boss.

There is nothing like a good old wholesome family show to help you forget your worries while having a good laugh.  It took me back to a time before network TV was ruled by crime dramas and reality TV.  Watching all these shows over the last two days got me thinking…whatever happened to our favorite childhood TV stars.

Who was your favorite childhood TV star?

I always wanted to be DJ on Full House or Samantha on Who’s The Boss.   I always thought Denise from The Cosby Show was so cool living in New York City with her family and going off to college on her own.  But what happened to their careers.  Alyssa Milano has had success as an adult actor too, but unfortunately Lisa Bonet and Candace Cameron can’t say the same.

Would you like to be a child star?

There is a financial benefit to making all your money as a child.  You get to work for 10 or 20 years and by the time you are 30 you can retire and enjoy your money for the rest of your life.  That is if you can handle the pressure of Hollywood at a young age.  There is also the question of money.  Who really benefits from a child star’s money?  The child or their parents?

The other great thing about being a child star is you were popular in the past which means you may have a somewhat normal life as an adult.  Unlike currently famous people who can’t even go out to Starbucks and get coffee without being mobbed by fans.

The Britney Spears affect

There is something to be said about child stars who grow up with more money than they can dream of.  It may be hard to cope with reality if you’ve been raised in a world where money is no object.  What happens to these kids when they do grow up and have to be responsible?  Some may say they go crazy over money.  Let’ stake Britney Spears as a prime example of a child with too much money and no responsibility.  When it’s time to grow up into an adult child stars may have a hard time dealing with reality.

More recent cases include heart throb Justin Bieber and actress Amanda Bynes.  Both these young adults had extreme success at a young age, but can they handle real life as they grow up? I’m not so sure.  It makes me wonder if being a child star is really worth it both financially and emotionally.

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TK

TK is a Certified Financial Planner with over 15 years of experience in the banking industry. She started blogging in 2009 after the market crash. TK enjoys helping people plan their retirement, pay off debt, invest wisely, live on a budget and enjoy happy financial lives. You can see what she's up to on Twitter @TahnyaKristina.

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