What’s the Link Between Horror Movies and Personal Finance?

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May 24, 2015
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Personal Finance, Audio Resource

Here’s an audio resource (from Marketplace.org (6:43 run time):

If you’re headed to the movies this weekend, you have your pick of the paranormal. There’s demon possession, alien invasions, and of course, zombies. The mindless, murderous creatures have experienced a resurgence in pop culture in films like “Warm Bodies,” a comedy with a zombie in the role of the romantic lead, and the TV show, “The Walking Dead,” a smash in its third season on AMC. Maria Pramaggiore, a film professor at North Carolina State University, says she sees a link between horror movies and personal finance. Scroll over the photo above to find out what Pramaggiore says your favorite movie monster represents financially.

Learn how vampires are evocative of managers (and capitalism) and how zombies represent the working class. Enjoy!

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Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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