Rom-com money tips: ‘When Harry Met Sally’


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6 money tips from popular movie romances

Movie: ‘When Harry Met Sally’

The story: Two friends have always carried a bit of a torch for each other, but not at the same time. Each quietly worries pursuing a relationship would kill the friendship. But when Harry finally comes clean about his feelings, he finds Sally feels the same, and they end up getting married.

The takeaway: Sometimes getting it right takes time and patience.

“When they finally came together, they learned to respect each other’s differences rather than try to fix them,” says Jill Gianola, CFP and author of “The Young Couple’s Guide to Growing Rich Together.”

“That is an important lesson for money,” she says. “Understand that you come from different backgrounds, that money was handled differently in your family. And that probably is a good thing. Even if one is a saver and one is a spender, you can work that to your advantage.”

If you don’t judge your partner and aren’t too critical, “that can make it work,” Gianola says. “And it does take time.”

The other takeaway: Never underestimate the power of a good deli sandwich, especially the pastrami from Katz’s.