8 TV dads with lousy credit

The small screen has its fair share of fathers who lack financial savvy. They're fun to watch, but you'd be wise not to aspire to be like them.

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Jul 10, 2012 12:12PM
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As of this writing, there are 32 comments.  Of those 32, only SEVEN of them are not some dating site spam.  I think it's time that MSN started taking some sort of action about this.  It's getting pretty tiring trying to sort through all the garbage just to read legitimate comments.  And how come, when I report the spam and delete them, they just come right back?
Jul 10, 2012 12:03PM
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Hey SPAMMERS! I reported all of you! Get a life!
Jul 10, 2012 4:50PM
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Gee, imgaine that! Dads with lousy credit! Not moms, not families, but dads. Just re-enforces my belief that TV and the media in general have it out for men. There is not one show on TV that puts dads as a respected member of the family. TV comercials pit mom as the level headed, perfect parent and portray dads as fumbling idiots who can't change a baby. And for the record. I was a single dad of my son for four years before i remarried. He hasn't seen his mother in three years and then it was 1.5 years before that, and is also $20k behind in child support. I am so tired of men being the punchline of society.
Jul 21, 2012 1:30PM
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wow this definitely reaches a new pinnacle of stupid for msn money
Jul 10, 2012 2:01PM
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Credit scores are a joke as are different things that is said to hurt your credit or you job. Your credit score has absolutely nothing to do with your job. Experian, Trans Union and that other credit bureau which I can't recall the name of all SUCK!
Jul 9, 2012 9:07PM
Jul 10, 2012 4:43PM
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Gee, imgaine that! Dads with lousy credit! Not moms, not families, but dads. Just re-enforces my belief that TV and the media in general have it out for men. There is not one show on TV that puts dads as a respected member of the family. TV comercials pit mom as the level headed, perfect parent and portray dads as fumbling idiots who can't change a baby. And for the record. I was a single dad of my son for four years before i remarried. He hasn't seen his mother in three years and then it was 1.5 years before that, and is also $20k behind in child support. I am so tired of men being the punchline of society.
Jul 9, 2012 10:17PM
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His (Tony Soprano) credit rating couldn't have been too bad.  The family had a 6500 sq. ft. house worth over $1,000,000.  I'm sure he didn't get a loan without some kind of a decent credit score.
Jul 10, 2012 2:29AM
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The Brady's--come on now...are you kidding?  Weren't they both widowers?  Didn't they both have life insurance policies on their dead spouses?
Jul 21, 2012 11:24AM
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Poor Al Bundy...

 

You have to give him credit for knowing how to stretch a dollar! Drove an ancient car (but he still owed on it), raised his kids on toaster shakin's and fuzzy M&Ms from behind the stove, and got them in school with forged immunization records.

 

But I never understood how he afforded that big house. He never seemed to have trouble making the payments. He did get the water turned off though... But when got it back on they made the best of it...

They caught the chewy brown water in a pitcher, called it "Bundy ice tea"!

Jul 10, 2012 9:01AM
Jul 10, 2012 8:28AM
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Soprano had a no show job for tax purposes and medical coverage.
Jul 10, 2012 8:14AM
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How about an article on Martians with bad credit? What a terrible waste of bandwidth.
Aug 15, 2012 9:41PM
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MSN....You suck.  What's the next big article ?  How to pop a Zit with a sharp Toenail while brushing your teeth ?  Or maybe you can start running dating ads too. Might as well. Your articles can't get any worse.
Aug 16, 2012 11:03AM
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Hey kangrou shen why don't you meet up with Shenton Lucio?  She just lost her boyfriend and is looking for a new man.  You two losers should be perfect matches and maybe you'll stop posting on every dang thread.
Jul 9, 2012 8:42PM
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However, in real life most of these fellows are doing more than okay. If not Homer Simpson himself, his creator and all those giving the family TV-life  were able to make a few bucks and to elevate their credit scores..
Jul 14, 2012 3:24PM
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Congratulations, but please don't kill the messenger. If you are the Dad you describe, don't take what you read personal. There are a lot of women who are fed up with the mentality that we do not admire the Dad's who are trustworthy, honest, loving, caring to their children-despite his feelings about their mother or the past...It takes two in order to procreate-it also takes two in order to keep your child from the long term effects of a disfunctional marriage-staying together or splitting up, KEEP THE CHILDREN OUT OF YOUR DISAGREEMENTS. Congratulations on being a good father. If you believe your significant other is a good wife and mother TELL HER.
Aug 16, 2012 3:08PM
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I don't think Mike Brady really belonged in the list...My dad raised 10 of us kids on a modest salary, and I'd venture to guess he's always had amazing credit.  He lived within his means, paid off his house in 20 years, retired at 67, and *gasp* had us all work our own way through college - but all 10 of us graduated with at least a bachelor's, and about half with Master's or Ph.d.  I honestly don't know where MSN gets this idea that parents are obligated to pay for their adult children's college educations.

Though I admit we didn't have a live-in housekeeper nor did we go on extravagant vacations to hawaii...Maybe Mike dipped into the old credit cards for that.
Aug 16, 2012 10:06AM
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these dads have no credit because they are not real!
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