“This week, I went to see ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and watched with an eye toward personal finance lessons. Looking for money wisdom in pop culture is a habit of mine. Nerdy? Yes,” the article reads. “Frugal? That too! I’m getting paid to see movies like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ While it’s definitely a popcorn romp in which a whole lotta stuff gets blowed up real good, life lessons are there: teamwork, fortitude, caring about your fellow man. Money matters are there, too.”
Freedman goes on to discuss how the Avengers utilize ethics such as cooperation, prioritization, teamwork, patience and acceptance — qualities that can also be applied to financial management.
1. Cooperate with colleagues
“When the Avengers face what looks like an unbeatable foe, one of them asks how they can possibly defeat it. ‘Together,’ replies Captain America (Chris Evans). If a work project looks unmanageable, don’t moan about unfairness or squabble about who isn’t pulling his weight. Break it down into sections that play to each worker’s strengths, then dive in and get the job done.”
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