Vicki dishes on finances and 'Real Housewives' drama
Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson is famous for bringing the drama on TV, but off the screen she's working to help women improve their financial security. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson is famous for bringing the drama on TV, but off the screen she's working to help women improve their financial security.
Vicki joined Action News Live @ Midday to talk about the Nevada Women's Money Conference this weekend, and touch on this season of the Real Housewives.
"I think women are somewhat a little bit naive to what they have to do to prepare themselves and for the unknown," Vicki said.
She says her own life experiences taught her how important it is to understand finances.
"At 19 I was dating my first husband, at 20 I had gotten married. I wanted to be a mom and a wife and I wasn't looking for a career," Vicki said. "Then, at 29 I got divorced and I really had to figure it out. I got into the insurance business and I realized I wasn't the only woman at 29 or 30 without a career."
That's why she now hopes to give women tips on how to make it on their own.
"My goal is to teach people that you can't depend on anyone else for your financial freedom," she said.
Vicki also dished on some Real Housewives drama, including her daughter's secret marriage at a Las Vegas chapel.
"I really thought I was in a nightmare. I thought, 'this is not happening,'" Vicki said. "I had NO idea they were going to get married!"
Vicki Gunvalson will soon hold the title of longest-running reality television star when the eighth season of the Real Housewives of Orange County starts.