What lessons have you learned from the silver screen? Today we dive into LOTS of great lessons about finance from our favorite films. Joe and OG both prep their top 5 and do not share them with each other until they hit record. Will your favorites make the cut? You’re about to find out!
Plus, in our headline segment, if you work from home we may have some good news; most companies plan to continue their current work-from-home policies, according to a recent study. What does this mean for your “work-life balance” and about scoring the next raise? We’ll share tips to help your career.
Of course, we’ll share a TikToker with a great idea AND Doug’s incredible trivia, and more!
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Joe and OG!
This is sure to be a fan favorite: Our Top 5 Financial Lessons from Movie Characters.
- “Greed is good.“ Wall Street (1987)
- Don’t get into debt/maintain an adequate cash reserve Friday (1995)
- It’s not about stuff Hello, My Name is Doris
- Be exactly who you are Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
- Money isn’t about securing the past; it’s about securing the future Up (2009)
- “Advertisers have us buying cars and clothes and working jobs we hate for stuff we don’t need.“ Fight Club (1999)
- “Nobody has any idea if stock’s gonna go up, down, or sideways. Doesn’t matter if you’re Warren Buffett, Jimmy Buffett, and least of all stockbrokers.“ Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
- “I have a feeling that in a few years people are gonna be doing what they always do in the economy tanks—blaming. Immigrants, poor people.” (Lesson: Nobody cares about your problems; it’s up to you to solve your problems and move forward) The Big Short (2015)
- “I need to know if you got the brains to walk when it’s time to walk” (Lesson: Know when you have enough and when to stop playing the game The Gambler (2014)
- Achieving financial success comes down to doing the right thing consistently over a long enough period of time Billions (2016-present)
- What does “GDP” stand for?
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Written by: Kevin Bailey