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6 money tips from popular movie romances

When love and money collide on the big screen
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What happens when love and finances collide in a big-budget Hollywood movie?

Hilarity ensues. Or tragedy.

Either way, it's a boon for movie lovers and screenwriters.

Some of the most famous romantic movies -- from the tear-jerkers to the rom-coms -- also demonstrate some pretty powerful truths about the joys and perils of mixing love and money. Even if some of the lessons are totally unintentional.

And reel life is a lot more forgiving than real life. Some fictional couples have a chemistry that keeps us rooting for them until the closing credits. All while realizing these two are in for a rude shock when they eventually exchange "I dos" and open a joint checking account.

Watch six of the most popular romances, and here's what you can glean from the big screen about mixing love and money.


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