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  • It made me reflect that definitely not all financial advisors have financial situations that as rosy as their clients seem to think
  • Amazing how we can pick up much financial lessons from a romantic comedy film
  • Too bad it doesn't look like it will have a sequel but nevertheless, I enjoyed it very much

    • by Kendrick Chua
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      Confessions of a Shopaholic is your typical feel-good romantic movie and it stars Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood, a financial journalist for Successful Savings, a New York finance magazine. She maintains a column as The Girl in the Green Scarf and gives financial advice to people and has maintained a successful following.

      It is ironic however that despite giving sound financial advice, her financial situation is in the mess because of unpaid credit card debts that has piled up from her uncontrollable shopping


      spree. This was made worse when credit collector David Smith began hounding her and eventually exposed her.

      What follows is her realization that her shopping addiction has caused her the man of her dreams and her best friend. Eventually, she made things around and paid off her debt and went on to be her best friend’s maid of honor and the girl of the man of her dreams.

      Being a financial journalist myself, it is refreshing to watch this film. I also give out ...


      • financial advice to people same as Bloomwood. It made me reflect that definitely not all financial advisors have financial situations that as rosy as their clients seem to think.

        But the challenge is there. What is our credibility if we all are like Bloomwood? But just like any other mess, it can be straightened out and her story is a testament and an inspiration to people who have huge credit card debts that when you start disciplining yourself (freezing or cutting credit cards), you

        are empowering yourself.

        But it takes more than just that, it also takes ingenuity to raise funds (how else are you going to pay all your debts?). But in the end, after all that has been said and done and after the balance reaches zero. The feeling of relief and confidence flows back to you.

        Amazing how we can pick up much financial lessons from a romantic comedy film. Too bad it doesn’t look like it will have a sequel but nevertheless, I enjoyed it very much.




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