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The Mom Who Shopped Her Family Broke | Oprah's Lifeclass | Oprah Winfrey Network

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In 2007, Oprah met Felice, a young mother from California who spent hundreds of dollars every month on Starbucks and manicures but didn't have health insurance for her six children. Viewers across the nation were fired up about her reckless spending, but Oprah says Felice was actually a great teacher. Watch Felice's story and find out why pretending to be anything other than who you really are will never allow you to reach your full potential. For more on #lifeclass, visit http://bit.ly/1nPCfuF Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN #OWNTV #lifeclass #Oprahwinfrey SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1vqD1PN Download the Watch OWN App: http://bit.ly/2hr1nX2 Download the OWN Bold Moves App: http://bit.ly/2hglOIa About Oprah’s Lifeclass: The Emmy award-winning “Oprah’s Lifeclass” is a richly interactive worldwide social experience for millions of students who participate in inspiring conversations with Oprah Winfrey on-air, online and via social media. For each episode, Oprah is joined by a hand-picked expert, and together they interact with viewers to share principles and tools that can help people live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand -- and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. Discover OWN TV: Find OWN on your TV!: http://bit.ly/1wJ0ugI Our Fantastic Lineup: http://bit.ly/1qMi2jE Connect with OWN Online: Visit the OWN WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/1qMi2jE Like OWN on FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1AXYujp Follow OWN on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1sJin8Y Follow OWN on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/LnqzMz Follow OWN on PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/2dvfPeN The Mom Who Shopped Her Family Broke | Oprah's Life Class | Oprah Winfrey Network http://www.youtube.com/user/OWN
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Adrian Denila (7 hours ago)
yikes! 400 bucks in Starbucks?? wow!! im glad im not into coffee, that means I saved alot already.
Lupe Avalos (1 day ago)
No one cares really
the martha Focker (1 day ago)
No need to cry. There is something wrong with her.
Ken Bob (1 day ago)
"My mom was kind of over-bearing and made me feel like I never did anything right." So I'll prove her wrong by recklessly spending money on things I don't need. lol
Ken Bob (1 day ago)
"...being attached to things that you think are going to give you worth..." And YOU get a CAR! And YOU get a CAR!! And YOU GET A CAR!!!!!!! lol
TyphoonStrom (2 days ago)
Damn, for a woman taking care of 6 kids which 'is a really huge job" she sure has a s*** ton of time to go shopping, do her nails and waste her hubands hard earned cash. No wonder he thinks your a worthless pile of s***. You fail both as a person, and a mother.
Dalisay Life (2 days ago)
I know lots of people who dont do it..... pleney
I'd love to shop her closet
swirlcrop (3 days ago)
Let´s be honest here, this woman is a menace to any man. She´s a parasite to men´s wallets.
Blogwire Media (4 days ago)
PixieTheRabbit (4 days ago)
She IS a failure. Blaming others for her completely selfish sense of entitlement. Blaming her husband while she bleeds him dry. I hope he woke up, took charge of the kids, and sent her packing. She is a leech.
nyrryl cadiz (4 days ago)
Hahaha oh, boy!
lang 1007 (6 days ago)
2:11 that kid literally ran into the store
I don't feel sorry. I got my food paper products at Dollar Tree . Sniff sniff. thanks
simaroo (6 days ago)
You’ll never change this behaviour unless you confront the real issues bugging you and deal with them head on....!!!
simaroo (6 days ago)
This kind of behaviour is ALWAYS a symptom of bigger problems....
Lord Harky (6 days ago)
Is the U.S. a third world country these days? Those stuffs and services were not even expensive.. Hahaha
Dave BB (7 days ago)
Most women do this. Spend spend spend. My ex spent everyday going from store to store
Kate Karo (7 days ago)
Oprah, your face is a different color than your body ;(
Bryan Lint (7 days ago)
I would divorce this woman immediately
Pamela Kuriatnyk (9 days ago)
It sounds like she just does not love herself. She needs to go to work outside the home or go to school and gain selfworth. For some women there has to be more for them than raising kids. She would be proud of herself and so would her kiddos. Best wishes to her.
Laima Mika (10 days ago)
Minimalism is the only answer
mumtaz Cooper (12 days ago)
Bye. Felicia
Megix Cosmix (12 days ago)
Selfish. Irresponsible. Shameful. Your kids won't care about all that STUFF when all's said and done... well done mom...
MONS1203 (12 days ago)
Disgusting! I get Starbucks once in awhile, it’s not that I can’t afford it but why not just make it at home (just get the beans from Krogers)?! Also, I don’t know all the chemicals they put inside processed food lately, I’d rather make my own meals/drinks and save the extra money. We all have problems but living like that certainly doesn’t help anything. Hopefully, she’s fixed this problem by now.
PastelBlue (12 days ago)
Watching a lot of these types of documentaries I’ve noticed that often people with a lot of money don’t actually spend that much and mostly only buy necessary things but people who are on the brink of bankruptcy will still be buying Gucci bags
Mary Dork (12 days ago)
The title should be, "How this woman shopped her ex husband broke"
Lady Takura (13 days ago)
Also why spend all that money on starbucks anyway? Dunkin Donuts is WAY better. lol. Starbucks is overpriced nasty coffee/lattes/mochas whatever they have. lol
Lady Takura (13 days ago)
My goodness even my dad who has money doesn't spend it like her. What the hell. I work and sure I like to shop online but I don't spend thousands of dollars in a month. Jeeze.
hello hello (13 days ago)
Stupid woman
Bubble (13 days ago)
hypebeasts be like
jhope is my life (13 days ago)
I only shop once a year and that’s Black Friday the only time to spend $300
What’spoppin (13 days ago)
She spends all that money on her looks and she still manages to look like trash....
rainepanda (13 days ago)
I appreciate Oprah for not being disrespectful or patronizing toward the woman but using her story to help people learn to be more introspective and honest about their lives and coping strategies
Emily Xo (13 days ago)
ok so I know this video was uploaded years ago but there are so many comments like why would she do that, her husband should divorce her, shame on her etc. I think that's so naive if you listen to her and her story she needs help mentally and through years of her mom and husband saying she wasn't good enough lead to this. It's unfair and not ok.
Sale your house! Its way to big! Make plenty of money to spend!
Senorita Aurora (14 days ago)
It's interesting to note the cost of looking beautiful. Most men want a glamorous woman but don't understand that it doesn't come cheap!
Liz Myers (15 days ago)
OMG I would never be able to sleep at night.
Mia Tingui (15 days ago)
Wow her husband has 100% right for divorce
Charlotte Bruce (16 days ago)
All children really want is loving parents/ parent and there basic needs met. I had a lovely childhood because I had loving parents, food and a roof over our head, we were fairly poor but happy.
April Nicole (18 days ago)
Thousands on hair and it still looks terrible
ok..you cannot live in the past
poor hubby
Winona VH (22 days ago)
She is exactly like my mother, btw my parents are divorced
annoying person (22 days ago)
Wtf i barely even go to starbuck :/
Lgtronn (22 days ago)
I went to Starbucks once this semester and it hurt my tummy
beethovensbeloved (23 days ago)
Hey lady, there are millions of people who feel the same way you do, but don't go on shopping sprees to fill the emptiness that's in their hearts, they have to fill their children's and their own stomachs first.
Sandi Cooley (23 days ago)
she doesn't look expensive. looks like Walmart or Target clothes.
Sandi Cooley (23 days ago)
she doesn't look expensive. looks like Walmart or Target clothes.
Art Vandelay (24 days ago)
Is this really that surprising?
She should go back to school and get a part time job or something and make a career for herself!!! Then maybe if BOTH parents worked maybe they wouldnt have to worry so much about debt!
lilian O'Flynn (25 days ago)
Golden Girl Mary (25 days ago)
I feel guilty spending $5 on a shirt at Ross 😂
Malik Young (26 days ago)
They clearly put a "how to "in this video on commuting fraud!😂😂
Lorenzo Potrich (26 days ago)
DC BACKUP (26 days ago)
She's a gold digger
EM Gold (26 days ago)
all that money on the beauty routine and she still looks ugly and unkempt
jess myzelf (26 days ago)
Shopping addiction is still a addiction its hard to overcome i hope she got help
Kazza Namsoo (26 days ago)
The husband went to buy cigarettes and never came back
Dani B (26 days ago)
I'm laughing 😂😂
Mrs prince Nelson (26 days ago)
OMG blame the parents popular psychology! Unpopular psychology, blame yourself!
Gr8 Gazooo (26 days ago)
E M (27 days ago)
And I shall call her Jesus jugs
She feels like she can't do anything right... That's very appropriate.
Fonzie B (28 days ago)
Shes crying but making stupid choices like spending till her and her family are broke
the Beyer (29 days ago)
Hahahaha, it looked like Kellyanne Conway in the thumbnail pic, so I clicked on it. Oh well!
Dvena Schleig (29 days ago)
oprah is out here exposing me lol . yes im materialistic and try to fill my numbness with everything and anything
josh summers (29 days ago)
This is the kind of thing that'll make most if not all men go MGTOW.
I bet they eat meatless mayonnaise sandwiches for dinner😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
John Sargeant (29 days ago)
meanwhile my family of four's food budget (140$ monthly) is supplemented by The Hunger Coalition, and i haven't bought ANYTHING NEW for my family in MONTHS!!! the last thing i bought was a new hammer because my other one was so old the handle rotted. this high-maintenance B***H has more problems than money can ever solve- but int the meantime she's going through that cash like she has a money-printing press in her basement... no self-control, and NO forethought into her future
Mr. Variant (29 days ago)
had an ex who was similar to this before she passed. You need to block credit cards once things get bad like this. Someone has to be the parent, and let things sink if emergencies become frequent. 1:50 she take care of the bills, what is the husband doing? Unfortunately 3:50 that's the only way a lot of people can get into relationships, buy stuff ad nauseum, and free the she-beast when you have to pull the plug due to debts or being lied to.
james c (29 days ago)
This is news?  Let me introduce you to my ex-wife.
Michael L (1 month ago)
Is it me or does anyone else really hate Oprah?
Madalina P (1 month ago)
Should i feel bad for her ? I dont get it. There are people on this world that cant even afford clean water, or a shower everyday...and she cant go home till she buy some clothes
i_wannabe_a_32D (1 month ago)
300 to 400 hundred dollars a month Me: "That's not so bad". on starbucks. Me: "Oh My God!"
Silver Kyo (1 month ago)
Only Oprah could afford to live her lifestyles lol
:Jelly: (1 month ago)
I don’t blame her directly for it, she really needs help with this.
JimboLogic (1 month ago)
Men, don’t let women into your wallet. Give them an allowance. If they need more have them earn it themselves.
Ivan Drago (1 month ago)
The only think I buy from star buck is small dark roast coffee For $2.25cent I like their coffee the dark flavour of the coffee.
FluffyDuck (1 month ago)
I feel bad for the guy who works his as off without knowing what his wife is been doing with their money. Technically... his money.
MrJreed1000 (1 month ago)
How Oprah talking about anyone and their money habits.... its easy to say these things when u have more money than Some countries
David Schlessinger (1 month ago)
A classic American mentality - phenomenally spoiled, remarkably self-interested and living in a delusion that 'her needs' matter the most. And let me guess - she DOESN'T WORK. She doesn't even earn her own money...she sponges off of someone who earns all the money. A parasite.
Tu Madre (25 days ago)
No sir. I am American and I found her behavior disgusting, selfish, spoiled, and entitled. Her husband should divorce her and take full custody of the kids and I hope she gets NOTHING from the divorce. I hate thieves and liars, and she is selfish for doing this to her family.
GenericName007 (1 month ago)
Husband can't just cut her off? I mean if you know she has this habit take her off all your accounts, make clear to the bank your wife is not to access your accounts even if she pulls the wife card then just put her on allowance.
Bec Thumma (1 month ago)
No, I've never done any of that. I would get my nails done every 6 months but it was only 30 bucks back then. I paid my bills, and fed my child before I did any happy shopping (as we called it back then). Every time I wanted to buy something I knew I couldn't because of my son. And my mother and ex treated me the same way and I didn't spend. I'm sorry, am I supposed to feel sorry for her. I can't.
megan (1 month ago)
Just shows things are cool and fun but you have to be happy without things to enjoy life.
Deja Spriggs (1 month ago)
Therapy and medication are way cheaper ways of dealing with your depression
Jeremy Childrey (1 month ago)
One word...Divorce
C Robinson (1 month ago)
If she had a job she wouldn’t have to rely on her sugar daddy’s money and she wouldn’t have time to spend it all at Starbucks, the salon, and at the mall.
Things `n Stuff (1 month ago)
The woman needs to spend money on a therapist.
speerrituall1 (1 month ago)
She’s ill and needs mental help
Tragic Potato (1 month ago)
James D.H. (1 month ago)
She feels like Family owes her something for choosing to be with the family instead of living the nightlife life, there are many women like this. The feel like they should be given money for settling.
Jim Gatti (1 month ago)
meanwhile oprah prob spending 10-40x the amount daily that this women spends and she's praised. Oprah has enough money to spend $10,000 a day for the next 237 days
Jim Gatti (1 month ago)
pewdiepie should do a reaction video on this one
Tabitha parks (1 month ago)
Wow, what a bad mom
FoKidz (1 month ago)
I can understand her. My husband and I definitely do not make a lot even with a combined income... we are finally just now getting to the point of the average American household salary. It is very depressing, for me, to not be able to buy things because my money needs to go towards my groceries, gas, mortgage, pet expenses, and home repairs/improvements. The only reason we own a house is because it was actually cheaper than our rent after the rates went up, and we always did the repairs ourselves anyway. Whenever I do get something I've been wanting, it makes me happy but instantly turns into sadness because I have regret for spending the money. It's a never ending cycle. I have been fortunate enough to have some money from an inheritance that I could fall back on, if I ever needed to... but my goal is to not touch that until retirement. I can understand a lot of people on the outside looking in not understanding this situation. It's almost ironic... the more you have, the less you care about getting things... because you can get them whenever you want.
iFaceYourPalm (1 month ago)
She needs some milk.
Sms Mchunu (1 month ago)
What did I just watched? 🤦🏿‍♂️ She spends what? I think her brain is next to her head, not inside 🤔
Luke Cage (1 month ago)
i think she needs to pull 8-10 tricks a week to afford her lifestyle.

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