The Funny Side of Saving Money

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The Funny Side of Saving Money

Posted on January 08, 2018 by Kris H.

I love a good comedy. Television show, movie… it doesn’t matter. Take me to a place where I can’t help but laugh and you’ve got me! I inherited this from my dad and have vivid memories of him chuckling at shows like Seinfeld and Cheers.

What does this have to do with your finances? That’s coming up, I swear.

I want to introduce you to a short comedy skit from Saturday Night Live. Because it’s SNL, you know it’s going to be a little over-the-top. And yes, it’s probably a bad idea to ask you to follow a link to a funny video, but I think you’ll want to come back for my “punchline.”

The Financial Elephant in the RoomClick the link below and enjoy. Go on, I trust you to come back.

Saturday Night Live, 2006 - ©2018 NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Goofiness aside, in just over two minutes, Steve Martin (one of my faves) and Amy Poehler tap into a financial elephant in the room. I want it now! That elephant is sitting on the chest of most consumers. The pressure reveals itself as credit card debt, an empty savings account and even bankruptcy.

I don’t want you to think I’m pointing fingers - trust me, I’m the same way. We live in an era of immediate gratification. Let’s review the solution from the book:

  • Don’t buy stuff you cannot afford

That’s it! One bullet point. Like Chris Parnell says, the advice is priceless.

Can you relate to the video? Are you struggling with saving more money? TTCU has Certified Financial Counselors available to help. Visit any TTCU branch and set up an appointment today. And just like the book above, it’s free!