Regular readers know that I love movies. One of the greatest things about being self-employed is the ability to head to the local theater and take in a weekday matinee. FYI, here in the greater Austin area, Tuesdays are free popcorn days for Regal Crown Club members.
My affection for film means that every chance I get, I incorporate cinematic or film industry references in stories and blog items. Don't believe me? Just click here for the money and/or tax and movie connections so far in the ol' blog. Trust me. This category will grow.
And today, ticket holders, I have a triple feature for you.
Yes, I am pulling from the classics vault the story I did many years ago (and most recently blogged about here) on the money lessons I learned from watching movies.
I know some of the flix in Lights! Camera! Money! are a bit dated since the feature first ran five or so years ago on Bankrate.com, but I still love them all. In fact, I caught Gone in 60 Seconds, with a young Angelina before she morphed into Super Mom, on cable the other night. And the money messages in each movie still hold up quite nicely, if I say so myself.
For our second film today, I present the Top 10 Hollywood credit card movies. This CreditCards.com production is from a couple of my longtime personal finance buddies (hey Dan and Jay!).
And today's third screening is Lights, cameras, accountant! Thanks to TravisWolff Independent Advisors & Accountants in Dallas (aka @TravisWolff over on Twitter) for bringing to my attention this look at how numbers crunchers have been portrayed in films throughout the years.
I find it particularly interesting that two out of three of us financial film critics found a way to get fiscal meaning out of Johnny Depp movies. Of course, it's probably not that surprising when you realize that the two of us who did -- myself and Christina Ko -- are chicks. Jay and Dan, I think y'all just didn't look at all of Johnny's credits!
Surely Johnny's been in a movie with a credit card hook. That's my next finance in films quest!