Money in the Movies
Money in the Movies is a FREE personal finance show that uses our favorite movies to teach financial lessons. Use it in the classroom or just as a fun way to expand your own personal financial knowledge.
Money In The Movies: "Identity Thief"
Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in the world. The good news is that if you are able to identify the tricks that identity criminals use, it’s easy to protect yourself. The opening scene of “Identity Thief” shows that strategy and Money In The Movies walks you through it
Money In The Movies: "Boiler Room"
Money In The Movies: "The Money Pit"
When you buy a home, how can you protect yourself from defects that pop up later? How can you ensure you don’t buy too much house? Check out this Money In The Movies Review of the 80’s classic, “The Money Pit”.
Money In The Movies: "A Simple Plan"
Money In The Movies: "Arbitrage"
Hedging is the simple act of protecting yourself from an investment’s downside by pre-selling some of the upsides. BUT…what if the upside never arrives? You’ve sold something you cannot deliver. That is exactly what Richard Gere’s character did in the wonderful film “Arbitrage.” Money In The Movies discusses real-life examples of when that happened.
Money In The Movies: "Margin Call"
Money In The Movies: "Die Hard"
This week I review the classic action film Die Hard. In the film, the villains steal a unique financial product known as a “bearer bond.” So what is a bearer bond? Wait, what is a bond? This Money In The Movies episode explains all.
Money In The Movies: "300"
Money In The Movies: "The Goonies"
n closing out Cheesy 80’s Week, Money In The Movies Reviews The Classic “Kidventure” the Goonies. The geeky gang of galavants jump from adventure to adventure until they hit pay dirt, discovering the treasure of the notorious pirate One Eyed Willy. But for our purposes, what’s the deal with finding treasure? Do you have to pay taxes on it? And if so, when? Find out all that and more as Money In The Movies reviews The Goonies.
Money In The Movies: "Wall Street"
Money In The Movies: "Talladega Nights"
Most people have a will, a legal document that tells your heirs how you want your stuff divided up. But what if you don’t die? What if you fall into a coma? Who manages your financial affairs when you are incapacitated?
Money In The Movies: "Rocky V"
Money In The Movies: "Confessions of a Shopaholic"
Just what exactly are debt collectors allowed to do to collect their debts? What rights do you have? I answer those questions and more on this Money In The Movies Episode of Confessions Of A Shopaholic.
Money In The Movies: "Pretty Woman"
Money In The Movies: "The Untouchables"
To close out Tax Week On Money In The Movies, I review the classic mobster film the Untouchables. Notorious gangster Al Capone was not convicted of murder or racketeering but on charges of income tax evasion. If you enjoy the show, let others know!
Money In The Movies: "The Devil Wears Prada"
Money In The Movies: "Goldfinger"
It is NOT EASY to make a squeaky clean web show about the Bond film with the most notorious named Bond Girl, but alas folks, here it is. In this Money In The Movies Episode, I discuss the classic Bond film Goldfinger and the topic of supply and demand. There is a great economics lesson in this hallmark 007 film. Enjoy!
Money In The Movies: "Casino Royale"
Money In The Movies: "The Dark Night Rises"
To close out Batman Week on Money In The Movies I discuss why Bane’s plan to bankrupt Bruce Wayne would NEVER work. (And in Money In The Movies Second Reel I discuss another reason why it wouldn’t work.)
Money In The Movies: "The Dark Knight"
Money In The Movies: "Batman Begins"
Did Bruce Wayne commit financial fraud? Find out in this episode of Money In The Movies, Batman Begins
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