Let’s be not boring today :)

by Ninja on January 27, 2012 · 45 comments

I was browsing a friend’s Facebook profile yesterday and they shared this image…

Since I really don’t want to hear about the sex life of the two or three thousand of you that will read this post, let’s put a little spin on it shall we? How about you describe your financial habits with a movie, song, or tv show title instead.

Make sure you follow the title of your choosing with the financial habit it describes. For example…

  • Fast and the Furious or Gone in 60 Seconds: How I spend money when I see a cool pair of shoes.
  • Lord of the Rings: How I felt when I dropped some serious cash on my wife’s engagement ring.
  • UP: My net worth.

You get the point? Okay, good. Let your creative juices flow…

1 Avery

The Blind Side: How I feel every time I make a payment to my student loans.
Ransom: How it feels to have a large amount of debt because of student loans.
Mission:Impossible: How I feel every time I look at the amount I still owe on my student loans.

Really, student loan repayment has taken over my life…

2 C The Writer

I understand how you feel, I’m in a similar situation.

3 Alycia

I feel like we’re in the same boat!

The Breakup-I just paid off my first student loan of $15,000!! Woo!
An Inconvenient Truth-I have 19 more student loans (ranging in size) to go…

4 Avery

Congrats on paying off the $15,000 though. That’s quite a start.

5 Ninja

Seriously. That is impressive!

6 Jared

What an entertaining idea… πŸ™‚ Some movie titles that come to mind for me are:

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: things I wish I didn’t have to spend money on.
The Turtle and The Hare: my slow and steady saving will (hopefully) win the race.

Some movie titles that might apply to personal finance in general:

Flashdance: you can come from modest means and still impress people with your success.
Dumb and Dumber: how most people are with their money.
Wall Street: how many people feel about financiers, etc.

7 Emily Hunter

Natural Born Killers: What I’m doing to my debt.
The Abyss: When I look at my credit card statement, this is what it feels like sometimes.

I liked Dumb and Dumber as a suggestion! People are really stupid with their finances sometimes, and it’s crazy that there’s such a need for folks to steer them right.

8 Mike

Scream: when I see my Federal tax bill for 2011

Up in the Air: how I feel when searching for all my documents this year

A Bridge Too Far: thinking about retirement

Stranger Than Fiction: how I must look to others when I tell them I never carried student loans or credit card debt

Pursuit of Happyness: choosing to spend on experiences rather than stuff

9 Daisy

The Proposal – What I always feel items that I want are doing to me, and I have to say no
Girl Interrupted – My financial progress every time I have to shell out for tuition
Lost in Translation – How I feel about investing

10 Larry

I’ve Got Plenty of Nothing – self-explanatory

11 Alice

The Notebook: The place I keep track of all of my income and expenses.

The Awful Truth: The fact that I owe so much and simply must pay it back.. or… The fact that I can’t buy every purse I think I need.

12 whimsical melange

Kill Bill – what I’m trying to do with my debt

13 Kaye


14 momninja

Happy Gilmore-How I feel now that we have that little extra to blow when ever we want
The Good The Bad and The Ugly – Income, expenses and taxes
American Horror Story – The Country’s current Financial situation

15 Avery

Love the American Horror Story one, so true.

16 Kevin @ Thousandaire.com

Groudhog Day – The same thing over and over and over again. (This doesn’t really describe me, I just saw a clip of Groundhog day a few minutes ago and wanted to talk about it.)

17 meshaj

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate-Enough said.

18 Briana @ 20 and Engaged

No Strings Attached – the lies credit card companies try to sell you
Paycheck – what I’m dying for
Limitless – life without debt
Hot Tub Time Machine – what I wish I had to use to go back in time and prevent myself from going into debt
Paid In Full – ha! I wish

19 Mkg

Hot Tub Time Machine!! Agree.

20 jackie

Eat, Pray, Love — My naive money policy up until the last few years.
Beauty and the Beast — The cost of being a fashionista.
Iron Man — My boyfriend is so freaking practical and sensible about his spending.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice — How I feel around my boyfriend when it comes to money talk.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps — He’s an economist by trade, so he’s got me investing. Yay IRA!


21 Matt

Homeward bound- I think we are headed in the right direction. I think.

22 Elaine

As Good as It Gets: Trying to be as responsible as I can with what I’ve got. It’s not perfect or ideal, but it’s on the right track.
The Best Years of Our Lives: what the boyfriend and I are trying to build together.

23 Mary

The Money Pit – homeownership
Sense & Sensibility – trying to use common sense with money

24 Stan

Lost: Where I was with finance knowledge about 3 years ago.
You Again: What my banker probably thinks everytime I call him to discuss my refinance.
Apocalypse Now: What I think our countries finances are headed towards.
Gone Baby Gone: What I’ll say when the last of my debt is gone.
Burn After Reading: What our politicians must be doing after reading the constitution.
I Love You, Man: What I think of this sweet blog!!!

25 Ninja

I love you too Bro Montana.

26 Ryan

10 Things I Hate About You: Not knowing if college will be worth it, not knowing with 100% if I’ll be able to make my student loan payments in 3 years, etc.

27 jackie

If you’re still in college, I have one word for you: INTERNSHIP.

My advice is to MAKE college worth it. Don’t rely simply on your degree to get you a job. Work experience going to be much more valuable to an employer than your degree on its own. I have a degree in political science and education but I work in marketing because of the skills I developed through various jobs and internships that I held through school.

28 Dave Hilton

Our financial past:
The Black Hole (1979) [doubt anyone’s surprised by that one] or Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Our financial present:
Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) or Transformers (2007)

Our financial future (hopefully):
Independence Day (1996) or Serenity (2005)

BRILLIANT Post, Ninja!

29 C The Writer

“Since I really don’t want to hear about the sex life of the two or three thousand of you that will read this post”

But I do! πŸ˜€

30 Larry

Take it up on your own blog.

31 C The Writer

Exactly, that’s why there’s a link.

Somehow I don’t think anyone will be sharing.

32 Melissa Z

Back to the Future- there’s a few things I wish I would have done differently (like not getting student loans)

33 C The Writer

Wouldn’t that be to the past?

34 krantcents

“Wall Street” It is where my investments are right now!

35 Matt

“Better off Dead” – Life Insurance!

36 Jenna, Adaptu Community Manager

The Never Ending Story – How finances affects my everyday life.

37 Justin

King of wishful thinking: Everytime I play the lotto.
Titanic: The insane student loans I’m about to take on.
Year 3000: Hopefully it will get better.
Some beach: My wish to have money to travel.

38 C The Writer

It’s rather funny that you say you don’t want to hear about people’s sex lives and then ask people to let their juices flow.

*slinks away*

39 kim

Sleeping with the Enemy – my relationship with Sallie Mae; the loans were necessary and is reaping dividends but not without risk

40 American Debt Project

I vote for Kim to get some kind of prize! This one cracked me up.

Not a movie but….
The Roast of Charlie Sheen- My financial situation is that tasteless and ridiculous.

41 Marci

Shawshank Redemption: I’m imprisoned with debt but digging my way out with my tiny little rock hammer.

42 Momninja

Kudos. Great choice!

43 Tina

I LOVE this! (and couldn’t agree more with my current situation)

44 This Guy

17 Again – let’s go back to when money didn’t matter.

45 The Budgeting Babe (Nicole)

So fun!

Workin’ 9 to 5 : I really work more like 7 to 8, but, meh, this movie’s title song is kind of my work jam. Plus, I hope to one day have Dolly Parton’s net worth.
The Office: I gotta work to pay my bills.
13 going on 30: I feel like there’s a whole lot of financial management someone my age should know that I have yet to learn. I also am constantly asking people for financial advice, kind of like a 13-year-old would.

And finally, “Working for the Weekend” (song) – yep, I work so I can have a killer weekend and vacations.

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