Money had little or no importance in the daily life of Seinfeldeccentric group. the sitcom focuses on the lives of four single people living in expensive New York City. Life, like Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer knew it was a ridiculously perfect affair.

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In addition to misleading the public with implausible stories, Seinfeld it also set quite a few financially unrealistic expectations. It’s time to tackle the complicated money issues of a gig worker and his job-seeking friends.

10 The curious case of Newman’s unemployment

Seinfeld Revenge Newman Kramer

Jerry’s neighbor and arch nemesis, Newman, was first introduced as a voice-only character in the episode “The Revenge.” Before being a postman, Newman battled depression for years and attempted suicide by jumping from the second floor of his apartment building.

In that episode, Kramer and Jerry discussed Newman’s prolonged sadness, unemployment, and suicidal ideation. Against the backdrop of their conversation, it can be deduced that Newman could not afford a residency on West 81st Street in Manhattan. Even if one were to consider the rent control trope, it is unfathomable how an unemployed man like Newman was able to change the monthly rent for years.

9 Hide $ 1500 in the laundry bag

Seinfeld Laundry Jerry Kramer Vic

Of all the impractical places Jerry could hide money, a laundry bag should top the list. Also seen in the episode “The Revenge”, Jerry suddenly remembers hiding his laundry bag with a whopping $ 1,500. After picking up the same bag from Vic’s laundry, he realizes that his money is gone and suspects that the owner of the laundry is stealing.

It was Jerry’s stupid mistake to hide his cash in a bag full of dirty clothes. When he and Kramer returned to the laundry, Vic refused to take any responsibility and rightly asked, “Have you ever heard of a bank?”

8 Jerry’s 129 West 81st Street Pad

Seinfeld Jerry royalty checks

Jerry worked in the challenging 90s concert economy. He played locally and occasionally went on tour. He and George Costanza co-wrote the pilot ‘German,’ that were discarded by NBC two minutes after their broadcast. Jerry received royalty checks worth 12 cents each from a one-second clip of him in the opening credit of the Japanese comedy show ‘The Super Terrific Happy Hour’.

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All of Jerry’s short-term commitments, successful or not, pointed toward one thing: He couldn’t afford his 129 West 81S t Street pad. The show’s writers employed the ridiculous rent control tactic to explain how Jerry managed to keep his apartment, but it would still be out of reach given its stunning location.

7 The cost of appointments

Seinfeld Jerry Donna Chang

Jerry’s dating history makes a strong case for his over-analytical and neurotic personality; after all, he dated 66 women over the course of nine seasons!

While Jerry loved the thrill of the chase more than the stability, it also meant he had to go through an expensive and laborious dating process. He set unrealistic life expectations by living comfortably in one of Manhattan’s prettiest neighborhoods and frequenting Monk’s Cafe for lunch. In general, the high cost of living and dating in New York indicate that Jerry was living very well beyond his means.

6 Jerry’s discretionary income

Seinfeld Jerry The Stock Tip

Jerry didn’t have a regular day job like Elaine. If you watched his stand-up acts closely, he didn’t exactly kill on stage. Sometimes people in the audience booed him. In the episode “Abstinence,” he bombed the high school assembly, and as a result, talk show host David Letterman called him to cancel his appearance.

But somehow, Jerry always seemed to act well. After paying for his personal needs, like food and shelter, he still had extra money left to invest in stocks and feed his neighbor, Kramer. In season one episode “The Stock Tip,” Jerry, in a panic, sold his share of Sendrax stock and later admitted to losing $ 4,000. In “The Apartment,” Jerry was in a position to lend Elaine $ 5000. A closer look at Jerry’s spending habits raises certain flags. Could a man who worked in the 1990s concert economy spend thousands of dollars on his friends? The wacko definitely got richer than he really was.

5 Kramer’s lifestyle

Seinfeld Kramer H&H Bagels

SeinfeldSilly hipster Cosmo Kramer managed to stay afloat despite his unemployment. He spent most of his energy coming up with get-rich-quick schemes that mostly failed.

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While Jerry worked steadily, Kramer did various odd jobs. Accused of spreading communist propaganda, he got Coleman fired as a department store Santa Claus during the Christmas season. His one-man showdown with H&H Bagels lasted 12 years, albeit with a brief hiatus. He went back on strike because the manager was allegedly infringing his right to celebrate new parties (The Festivus).

Certainly teasing Jerry would have helped Kramer cut his grocery costs. However, he ate quality fruit, went out in abundance, and lived life to the fullest without having to worry about a constant source of income.

4 Jerry’s waste

Jerry was a wasteful to the point where he already seemed to care about the complexities of freelance work. In “The Cadillac, Part 1,” he returned home after winning a fortune at a concert and spent his winnings buying a Cadillac for his parents. He loaded the car and sent it to his parents’ condo in Florida.

No one in the Condominium, including Jerry’s own mother, Helen, believed he was rich enough to afford a Cadillac. Apparently, the man knew nothing about modest gifts, so he spent his money on an expensive vehicle.

3 Eat regularly at Monk’s Cafe

Cast of Seinfeld eating at Monk's

Ever wonder how Jerry and the gang were able to go out to eat every day, and sometimes several times a day, at Monk’s Cafe?

Monk’s Cafe in Seinfeld It served a classic hangout spot where the characters bought food, drinks, and mixed things up. Two of the top four in the comedy had financial obligations that they seemed not to meet. George regularly switched from job to job, and Kramer switched from odd jobs to investing in extravagant schemes. Of course, Monk’s was a small restaurant and the prices weren’t too high, but how come none of them ever skimped on fast food? Sure, eating out must have damaged your wallet in the long run.

two George’s job hopping trend

Seinfeld The Puffy Shirt George Costanza

SeinfeldScrooge George Costanza dated many women over the course of nine seasons. It is inexplicable how he managed to get away with his job-changing attitude and long periods of unemployment.

In the fifth season episode “The Puffy Shirt”, George couldn’t afford his own place and moved in with his parents. Even then he continued to treat women in quality restaurants and eat regularly at Monk’s Cafe. Usually, during times of unemployment, one would consciously put a cap on his spending limit.

1 Money down the drain

Seinfeld The Watch Jerry Uncle Leo

Jerry recklessly squandered his hard-earned money. He didn’t know anything about managing his personal finances. Added to that, the lurking thief, Kramer, did him more harm than good.

In the episode “The Robbery”, thanks to Kramer’s negligence, Jerry’s apartment was broken into and his electronics were stolen. Instead of seeking compensation, he let the goofy hipster get away. In “The Revenge,” Jerry had to cover the $ 1200 as damage to one of Vic’s washing machines that he and Kramer destroyed in the first place. In “The Watch,” Jerry ended up haggling Uncle Leo for his own wristwatch. In “The Jacket,” Jerry not only ruined his expensive suede jacket in snowy weather, he also gave it to Kramer for free. Still, it seemed that Jerry never really learned the value of money and liked to watch it go down the drain.

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