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#RHAwards Decision 2016 Issues: The Economy

Find out how our 'Wives stay fiscally responsible and fabulous all at once. 

By Rachael Roberts

The Economy: What You Need to Know

No one knows the value of a dollar – or a diamond – quite like our Housewives. Private jets, million dollar homes, and closets filled with Birkin bags are just par for the course in the world of the 'Wives. With empires like Skinny Girl and Coto Insurance, our Housewives know how to bring home the bacon. And if needed, Karen Huger can teach us all how to find our own Black Bill Gates. Beverly Hills diva Erika Girardi might have summed up the Housewives economic philosophy best: 


While we've seen an array of expensive tastes and excessive wealth, we've also seen humbling moments of restraint from our 'Wives. Sonja Morgan displayed her economic savvy when she improvised a bidet facial - why spend the money on a  spa, anyway? There was that time that Vicki Gunvalson bought a car for her daughter - and then made her make the care payments herself. Ramona Singer did order her own air conditioning unit for Heather Thomson's home, which really to us just makes good econonmic sense; it was an investment in the property, really. 

Our 'Wives bring meaning to perhaps the best financial words to live by, "Life isn't all diamonds and rose - but it should be."

The Decision 2016 Breakdown

It is this tapestry of high and low that makes the issue so important to this campaign season. Indeed, one may wear Louboutins, but one will also carry them in their hand as they lug supplies to their car across dirt and gravel. We're looking at you Siggy Flicker. Take a look at the pivotal moments that have define the current economic landscape of #RHAwards: Decision 2016.

Heather Dubrow showed us the difficult decisions that come with building a new home during her hexagonal ice debacle. 

It's All About Hexagonal Ice in the O.C.

"Because when you can choose what ice you can have, why wouldn't you?" True words from Heather here. True words.

No one knows how to live the high life like Villa Rosa owner Lisa Vanderpump, so naturally she spared no expense and bought her husband a mini-horse.

Lisa Vanderpump Falls in Love With a Miniature Horse

What do you get the man who has everything? Let's remember that not only did they buy a mini-horse to add to their literal menagerie, but they chartered private plane for a day to pick it up. Running Villa Blanca, SUR, and PUMP does have its rewards.

When Housewives become roommates, it's not just good for the wallet, but good for us all. Yes, America's dreams came true when Sonja Morgan and Coutness Luann de Lesseps lived under one, cold water-filled roof, proving you can still be glamorous while being fiscally responsible.

Sonja and Luann Are Our Favorite Roommates Ever

This Real Housewives of Atlanta showdown centers around a key economic debate in Decision 2016:Kenya Moore Manor or Cheateau Sheree Whitfield?

Kenya and Sheree's Shady Showdown

"Did I call and ask you for a loan?" No Sheree, no you did not. 

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