Money for College Project Weekly Roundup: Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn
For Valentine’s Day, I rented some classic movies for my wife. This is one of our favorite things to do together, and I can rent them for free from our local library so it does not cost me a thing. I rented High Society starring Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, and we also watched Charade starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. Both were excellent choices.
Watching classic movies always makes me reflect on how fleeting time is, and also on how much our world has changed in so little time. In just 50 years, the financial landscape of this country has radically changed, and the political climate has also turned on its end. I can’t imagine what it will be in another 50 years, when our children are watching “classic” movies and looking back on the world we currently live in.
What does this have to do with finance? Watching classic movies helps me evaluate my financial priorities and make sure that my investing and savings strategies are sound. That might sound a little crazy, but it’s true. They make me think about what I am doing to save for my retirement, and for my children’s college education. They make me think about getting older and what I will do when that happens. That might sound depressing, but I really enjoy it. I like to plan, so this is generally a natural progression for me.
Regardless of if you like classic movies or not, it is always a good idea to regularly evaluate your financial goals and the plan you have set in place to reach them.
Enjoy the selections for this week!
Money for College Project
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SC Credit Union Scholarship
How Harvard Spends Tuition
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
How to Save $100,000
Discus Awards College Scholarship
Sustainable Life – Trade Borrow or Steal
Stock Trend Investing – Risks of Company Stock
Penny Pinching Pro – Weekend Update
Fiscal Phoenix – Diversification
Mighty Bargain Hunter - Giving Things Away
Money Cactus – Ebay Buyers Guide
Roshawn Watson – Bright Financial Future
Broke Professionals – $10 a Week Difference
Dog Ate my Wallet – Phone Saga