6 money tips from popular movie romances

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When love and money collide on the big screen

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.

Written by
Dana Dratch
Personal Finance Writer
Dana Dratch is a personal finance and lifestyle writer who enjoys talking all things money and credit. With a degree in English and writing, she likes asking the questions everyone would ask if they could and sharing the answers — along with smart money management tips from the experts.