Whoopi Goldberg: Daytime's new reigning financial guru?

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

Is Whoopi Goldberg the wisest financial sage of daytime television? Listen closely. If you pay attention to the things she most wants to talk about day in and day out on ABC's The View, you'll find some of the most sensible financial planning advice on TV.

The cast of MTV's Jersey Shore recently sauntered in to plug its new DVD. While her co-hosts fawned over their abs and hair, Goldberg wouldn't indulge the egos of these people who live "in the thinnest layer of celebrity" (as she has put it). Instead, she demanded to know their financial plans.

"Where are you heading? You guys are going to grow a little bit older and they're gonna look for the next youngest thing, so what's your plans?"