Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2014
What can James Bond and King Leonidas of Sparta teach us about investing and budgeting? Is Batman a white-collar criminal? How are income taxes related to Anne Hathaway and Kevin Costner? What can we learn from Sean Connery when it comes to investing in gold?
Nationally recognized financial author Peter Bielagus looks to answer these questions and more in a new web show, Money In The Movies™. The new series by Bielagus’ reviews the financial accuracy of some of our favorite cinematic stories, while at the same time finding some of the personal finance education buried within.
For the next year, Money in the Movies™ will air twice a week as Bielagus offers up financial life lessons, tips and education from over 100 movies, correcting Hollywood along the way.
The idea for the show came when Bielagus heard a friend complain that his retirement account had gone down in value.
“‘If only there was a way to make money when your investments go down,’ my friend said. I then told him there was such a way, through a rather risky practice called short selling,” Bielagus said, who went on to mention that short selling was the same strategy used by the villain in the James Bond film, Casino Royale.
“That’s when it hit me,” he said, “our favorite movies are filled with financial lessons. Shortly after, Money In The Movies™ was born.”
Bielagus grew up in Amherst, NH and published his first book on money management when he was 26-years old. Since then he has traveled the globe speaking at high schools, colleges, corporations and military bases.
“My goal has always been to make an intrinsically boring topic-personal finance- fun,” Bielagus said.
Money In The Movies™ is his latest venture on that front. The show can be watched at youtube.com/peterbielagus. His website http://www.peterbielagus.com also has resources for educators to use Money In The Movies™ in the classroom.