Lies the Movies Told You About Money

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You can get your own credit card at, like 15, and buy all the stuff you want.

Cher from Clueless was most certainly NOT a "ditz with a credit card." But she was a 15-year-old with one.

If you want to get rich, you gotta know what's up with pork bellies.

Remember Trading Places? Remember the '80s?

When a stranger hands you a blank check, make it out for $1 million, OBVIOUSLY!

But you have to figure out how to have someone ruin your bike first, like in Blank Check.

All rich children in America...

Have their own personal McDonald's.

Damn, Richie Rich.

If you are poor, you can only buy bread and milk.

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Spooooorrrrt! Remember this heartbreaking moment from Harriet the Spy?

In order to purchase a dope treehouse...

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All you have to do is spend a summer doing odd jobs like painting houses.

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But still, totes jealz of that Now and Then clubhouse.

If you work in an office, there's a little box of petty cash in every desk and you can just use that money to pay for your life.

Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead — also known as the most ridiculously unbelievable kids' movie of the '90s — is basically one big, hilarious lie.

The average American family has no problem supporting, like, a million kids and taking them all to PARIS for a vacation.

I mean. C'mon. The expenses of the McCallister family must have been crazy.

Basically, playing the lottery pays off.

And it's entirely possible that an older rich person not related to you will leave you his fortune.

Oompa-Loompas included.

Minors can totally just purchase plane tickets and find themselves in, say, England, with no roadblocks on their journey.

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Amanda Bynes played a 17-year-old in What a Girl Wants. 17!

Your love interest will give you money to start a business and you'll be able to pay them back within two years.

Well...maybe?