She's been without panties. Without hair. Without seat belts for her kids.
But would you believe ... without savings?
Recent court papers show that blonde quasi-bombshell Britney Spears allocates none of her $737,000 monthly income to savings and investment.
OK, she's rich enough that it doesn't matter. But it's not (just) pantyless peek-a-boos or feeding frenzies at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) that cry out to us for help. It's millions of children who lack role models in finance. If I may be blunt, we've got a nation of financial numbskulls in the making.
Fortunately, we can stop it.
Britney isn't the only one. Scores of less-flush celebs (witness the reportedly broke Lindsay Lohan, or net-worth-around-their-neck hip-hop artists) set a financial mis-example for kids. Our kids. Your kids. And our poorest, least-educated children suffer the most. High-interest credit cards, poor credit, abusive loan rates: They're headed toward our kids like Lindsay in an SUV, and nothing short of our national competitiveness is at stake.