Let’s be not boring today :)

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…

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45 thoughts on “Let’s be not boring today :)”

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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!


  10. 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.

  11. 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!!!

  12. 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.

    • 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.

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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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