07:36 PM EDT 04/20/2016
Originally posted 02/11/2016 03:00PM
Teresa Giudice is more worried about her husband Joe Giudice's impending prison sentence than she was when she went to jail.
"I don't know how men are all together in a group," the Real Housewives of New Jersey star tells PEOPLE in an exclusive video. "I know how women are catty, and there's a lot of drama. I heard [that] the men's camp where we were, they weren't like that. They weren't all about the drama."
Originally posted 02/10/2016 05:50PM
Teresa Giudice is used to looking her very best, so even though the reality star had to spend nearly a year in jail she still indulged in beauty treatments during her stay.
"At the beginning, some of the inmates would do my hair, you know, just do it as a favor. Then, I started going to the salon," Giudice, 43, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue.
"But it was really small," she adds. "It had one chair and then two dryers."
Originally posted 02/11/2016 06:45AM
Since Teresa Giudice was released from prison in December, she and husband Joe Giudice have worked on scaling their lifestyle down and managing their finances.
"We don't have our shore house anymore, so we pretty much have our home," the Real Housewives of New Jersey, 43, star tells PEOPLE in an exclusive video.
She adds, "Thank god for that!"
Originally posted 02/10/2016 03:00PM
Teresa Giudice has big plans for 2016 – and they include turning her finances around to the tune of $40 million.
"I read a lot of inspirational books in prison, like whatever you want, you can put it out there," Giudice tells PEOPLE in exclusivlely in this week's issue of PEOPLE. "I want to make $40 million this year. I hope that happens – for real, I made a vision board."
Originally posted 02/12/2016 08:00AM
When Teresa Giudice was in prison, the cooks found maggots in the kitchen near the rice. Naturally, Giudice never wanted to eat rice again, which wasn't a big loss.
"I was starting to cut out the carbs, so it worked out anyway," she tells PEOPLE in an exclusive video about her life in prison.
For PEOPLE's full coverage of what's going on with Teresa Giudice and her family these days, visit PEOPLE.com/Teresa
Eating healthy wasn't always easy. In the morning, the options were oatmeal or bran cereal. For dinner, the choices ranged from hot dogs to tacos, and occasionally salad would make it onto the menu.
"In the beginning I tried everything, and then I started staying away from the meat," Real Housewives of New Jersey star says.
Originally posted 02/11/2016 04:30PM
Originally posted 02/11/2016 10:40AM
After nearly a year in prison for fraud, Teresa Giudice opens up about what life was like away from her 4 daughters – and how her husband is preparing for jail
Originally posted 02/11/2016 08:00AM
Teresa Giudice had a strong support system while she was prison, especially from her Real Housewives of New Jersey costars.
"They've been amazing," Giudice, 43, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive video. "They've reached out before, during and after."
The most supportive housewife was her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, she says. Giudice and Gorga haven't always gotten along in the past, and this entire experience helped them repair their relationship.
"I think Melissa and I just realized what's important in life, that family is the most important thing." Giudice says. "We're just going to both be there for each other and not let anything get in the way."
Originally posted 02/10/2016 12:00PM
Now that she's out of prison Teresa Giudice's daughters couldn't be happier to have her home, but while she was away the mom of four says her girls really jumped in to help each other.
"They made lunches and helped each other with their homework," Giudice, 43, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. "Everyone was blown away by that."
Originally posted 02/10/2016 08:15AM
Teresa Giudice had to learn the hard way about using the phone in prison.
Just two weeks into to her nearly yearlong jail sentence for fraud, the mom of four ran out of phone minutes and couldn't call daughter Milania on her 9th birthday.
"I was so upset, oh my God. That day I cried so much," Giudice tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue.
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