★ Rockstar Giveaway: Financial Movie Package!

Posted January 11, 2017 6:00 am by with 24 comments

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This is part of our weekly Giveaway series.
To see our previous giveaways, and who won them, click above!

Money never sleeps. Always be closing. Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn’t f*cking have any!

All classic lines from three classic financial movies, including a hell of a combined cast too! One lucky winner here will be bringing home Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, and Nikki Long into their homes. (Hubba hubba!)

Scroll to the bottom to learn how to enter, but first – the story lines of each movie for any of you who have yet to see them. Which would be quite impressive!

#1) Wall Street

“Michael Douglas received the 1987 Best Actor Academy Award® for his powerful performance as Gordon Gekko, a financial wizard who lures an ambitious young stockbroker (Charlie Sheen) into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage in this gripping morality tale about the American dream gone wrong.” – Amazon

#2) Glengarry Glen Ross

“The real story behind the world of sales. This is a realistic portrayal of what it is to try making a life in high pressure sales with all its highs and lows; promises of fortunes and deliveries of dross. Red-leads and dead-leads are to blame for life’s outcomes. Living with ‘Objection, Rebuttal, Close’ and fake automobiles from the mobbed-up corporate owners. ” – IMDB

#3) Boiler Room

“Eager to show his aloof father that he can succeed in life, an ambitious, intelligent college dropout takes a job at a small stock brokerage firm, where he meets with great success. But when he learns that the company is selling worthless securities to gullible buyers, he realizes the cost of his ambitions–and how deeply embroiled he has become in the scam.” – Amazon

Want ’em?

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Tell us the best investment YOU have ever made in life/money/career, and our favorite answer will win. You have until Sunday (Jan 15th) at midnight to enter.

Good luck! And always be closing! (Can never get enough of that one.)

UPDATE: It was hard to pick a winner here as I wanted to pick a handful of you! (K.S., Michael, RT, SB), but I ended up going with “SB” in the end for her hustle and grit. I hope you’re able to sneak some relaxing in now and watch these movies back to back to back ;)


PS: Curious to see who won last week’s Penny Portrait? Click here.

Jay is the founder of Rockstar Finance, and blogs about money over at BudgetsAreSexy.com. He loves all things finance, coffee, and hip-hop, and is the proud daddy of two beautiful little boys!

24 responses to ★ Rockstar Giveaway: Financial Movie Package!

  1. Ben January 11th, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Spending about 5k on a CHFC Program. Like the CFP but with a deeper dive on material.
    I fired my adviser and saved about 8,500 in fees YTD and revamped my insurance (increased it) while taking my returns to 15 percent from 7 over the last three years. AND! This may even turn into a cool second career, who knows?
    Knowledge is POWER! I even sleep better now knowing that I have added more control back into my life.


    • J. Money January 11th, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Sweet!! The investment that will continue to pay dividends… figuratively and literally! :)


  2. Justin January 11th, 2017 at 9:14 am

    My greatest investment has been my time and effort in networking. You always hear “It’s not always what you know, but who you know” and I’m a firm believer. My networking has opened quick job opportunities (including being offered a job I never applied to!) as my wife and I moved from Washington, DC to different places within Wisconsin. Not only did networking help with jobs, it’s provided me with Board of Director seats, Committee and Commission seats, but also great friendships! Never stop networking and always keep periodic contact with those in your network because you never know when you might be able to help someone or when someone else might be able to help you!


    • J. Money January 11th, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Yes!! You never know what can come out of a simple conversation whether you’re meaning to “network” or not. And the more you’re out there talking with people in the real world than online all time (*ahem* do more of this Jay!!!) the better the chances of opportunities landing on your door. Plus, it’s much more natural to have more than surface level interactions anyways with people :)


  3. Mrs. Picky Pincher January 11th, 2017 at 9:24 am

    My best investment was paying off debt. Eliminating debt with a 20% interest is no small chump change!


  4. K. S. January 11th, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I invested a lot of time, energy and focus into my first (and current!) job out of college. That job not only developed into a career I now love, but I was also able to leverage my track record of hard work and results to keep my job and work full time remote so that our family could move to a much lower cost of living area in the country when my husband received a job offer there.

    As a result of my investment in a job I was “trying out” after college, we are now happily settled in an affordable dream home/property in a beautiful area of the country near extended family and I am still able to continue to grow my career remotely! Our life is much richer away from the busy rat-race of our previous location, and I cherish the hours saved by cutting my 1+ hour commute down to a 30 second walk to my home office.

    (it didn’t hurt that my husband and I saved like bandits while living in a high cost area so that we would be prepared to move/buy a home when the time came ;) )


    • J. Money January 11th, 2017 at 11:34 am

      Music to my ears :) I can’t even imagine how much you’re now saving from all this sexy strategizing.


  5. Michael January 11th, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Library card.

    It’s not free for my local library, so it was technically an investment.

    Since February 2015, I’ve listened to over 100 audio-books from my library’s catalogue which have accelerated my growth and personal development, as well as broadened my mind with adventure and great stories from fiction titles. Before then, I’d only read 1-2 books a year, and rarely to completion. What a game changer for me.


    • J. Money January 11th, 2017 at 11:33 am

      YES!!! LOVE THIS!


  6. derek January 11th, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Can I just pop in and say that the movie The Big Short is really good?

    Can I?


    • Carolyn Blakeslee January 11th, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      I thought “The Big Short” was excellent.


  7. Laurie @thefrugalfarmer January 11th, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Jesus. Hands down. His Book has helped me with finances and every other area of life. Priceless.


  8. Brenda Guardado January 11th, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Damn. Their stories are so good. I can relate to all of them. The first thing that pops up is when I first started as a caregiver. It takes a special kind of person to do it. You literally wipe ass for a living but it showed me to never stop caring, learning, and respecting others. We all start somewhere. I really value education so I’m going back to be a healthcare administrator. It won’t come easy but I’ve had plenty of life experience and enough people tell me no to motivate me.


  9. SB January 11th, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    So when I graduated from college I got a terrible job, as well as a brand new car and a lease. And i hated it and I knew like two weeks in that I hated it, but I kept going because I needed the money. But every week, I applied for new jobs. So i FINALLY got one, but I had to take a pay cut (from $42k to $38k), while increasing my expenses because my commute would change significantly. And I didn’t know when my pay would go up, or if I’d even like the new job/new industry, but I took it. And turns out, I loved it, and eight years later I make well over $100k and still love my job. I am SO glad i took that risk and made that investment in my future. It was a tight year or so before I got promoted, but it was so so worth it.

    I’ve also seen none of these movies but have always wanted to, so hoping I win!


    • J. Money January 18th, 2017 at 6:42 am

      LOVE THAT HUSTLE!!! Well done, I am impressed. And even more so that you haven’t seen any of those movies yet, haha…

      You are our winner this week – congrats :)


  10. Pinyon January 11th, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Getting married to an equally frugal mate. We both work, we both save. It adds up. Now we have invested enough that the capitol gains is like a 3rd income.


  11. RT January 11th, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    The best investment we ever made was in my wife. She was a customer service employee (making 30K a year) with a new boss that made her life miserable and would come home crying….(she actually used to lover working there before the new boss) She decided to go back to school (8 hour Saturday School program) get her bachelors degree earning Salutatorian honors in the process! She then applied for Law school and was accepted. The question was – should she go part time while working and finish in 5 years or quit her job and go full time and finish in 3. The decision we made was to take the financial hit, quit her job, and go full time. It was the first time in her life she was not employed and it was scary for the both of us. She worked her tail off, and now, six years after graduating with her law degree, she earns more than 4x’s her previous salary, has marketable skills that will always provide her with employment options and most importantly she LOVES the work she does (she actually sings on the way home from work now!) What a GREAT investment decision!!


    • J. Money January 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am

      Daaaaamn yeah it was! Huge congrats to her!


  12. Dividend Diplomats January 17th, 2017 at 12:09 am

    I just want to say that it is a crime that you didn’t pick Major League as your Charlie Sheen movie in this giveaway. Not really relevant to your question, but as a Cleveland guy, I freaking love that movie!

    Can I start by saying the worst investment I’ve ever made? A car. I hate the fact that I bought such an expensive car. Second, I’ll throw the best mistake I avoided…getting an MBA. I considered it for a while, but the cost of school versus the increase in salary just wasn’t there for me so I decided to hold off. Third, I’ll end with one of my best investments…probably our website. I’ve learned so much since we started here and the cost of starting it up was pretty freaking low (as you know). The knowledge picked up versus the motivation from others is freaking priceless.


    P.S. – Someone took my response with saying his wife. Not cool.


    • J. Money January 18th, 2017 at 6:26 am


      You still had interesting answers to read – thanks man :)


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