Financial Lessons I Learned From The Film Home Alone!


I Thought it was time for a light hearted post!

The films we watch as kids stay with us for the rest of our lives. I’ve so many amazing memories of childhood films. I was humorously thinking the other day of the simple financial lessons I learned from Macaulay Culkin in the film Home Alone.

Lets all learn from him!

Don’t be afraid to borrow from your siblings!

We all remember the comical scene of Kevin McCallister climbing up the shelving, trying to reach Buzz’s stash of cash! We all find ourselves a bit short of cash at times, so don’t let your pride stop you from turning to your siblings for help. It’s better than paying ridiculous interest rates from a payday lender! Don’t steal the money like Kevin did though!

Always use a coupon!

I’ll give it a whirl!

I used to dream of the day I could walk into the supermarket like Kevin and do my own shopping! I, like Kevin would likely have lived on microwave meals. He quickly learned the benefits of coupons though, preserving his cash! Don’t be ashamed to pull out a mass of coupons when you’re food shopping. It might just pay for your Friday night Pizza! Which brings me onto my other financial lesson.

Always tip the Pizza boy!

Keep the change ya filthy animal!

Okay, it’s not the politest way to tip the pizza boy and the firecrackers were a bit cruel but I can guarantee your pizza boy will be back, delivering your pizza on time and in tact, as long as we all tip as well as Kevin did!

This post was completely from memory so I’m sure there are many more financial tips I missed. I hope you’ve been able to see though that Kevin McCallister should be a financial inspiration to us all!

6 Responses to Financial Lessons I Learned From The Film Home Alone!

  1. AverageJoe says:

    Hilarious. Maybe there’s another one: trust the old guy. He probably knows a lot more about life than you think.

    OR how about leave your kids at home when you travel abroad because you’ll spend less money and although it might get tricky, they’ll fend for themself just fine.

    Maybe not.

  2. how cute! love that movie!

  3. Meghan says:

    Hahaha the pizza scene was my favourite from that movie. Is it strange that it’s June and I want to watch it again?

    Great post! 🙂

    • Adam Buller says:

      Not strange at all! I want to watch 1 & 2!

      • Shanine Buller says:

        Love those film, do you know he’s 1 month older than me lol. The borrowing from your siblings thing has to be the best one though. We’ve saved ourselves a serious amount of money doing that, and we don’t have to listen to the parent lecture lol.
        Tipping in gum is a good money saving tip I think.

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