Ep 8: Famous Movie Quotes & Retirement Planning

Think about your favorite movie quote. We all have one, right? Have you ever tried to apply a financial meaning to it? Today we’ll take seven popular movie quotes and we’ll make sense of them in terms of retirement planning.

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The Game Plan

Most people enjoy watching a good movie, but it’s the great ones that leave a lasting impression. When you think back on your favorite films, you can probably recall a quote or two that still sticks with you to this day.

Those quotes had meaning in the context of the movie, but what if we applied them to financial planning? Would they still make sense?

We’re going to give it a try on this episode of the Retirement Playbook podcast. Did you ever think quotes from Terminator and Cool Hand Luke could provide a little financial wisdom? That’s what Dale will do for us on this show. We have seven total quotes will bring out and find out exactly what they might me in terms of retirement planning.

It goes to show you that life lessons can be obtained from things you do and see on an everyday basis. Much like planning, with a little thought and a little time, you can pick up on these little nuggets of wisdom.

Let’s have a little fun and take a different approach to retirement planning with today’s show. Hope you enjoy it.


The X’s & O’s

Check out the timestamps below to skip around to specific topics on the show.

[1:29] – Setting up today’s conversation.  

[1:41] – Quote #1 from Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society: “Carpe Diem. Sieze the Days, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.’

[3:14] – Quote #2 from Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator: “I’ll be back.”

[4:06] – Quote #3 from When Harry Met Sally: “I’ll have what she’s having.”

[5:30] – Quote #4 from The Wizard of Oz: “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

[6:30] – Quote #5 from Groundhog Day: “Well, what if there’s no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.”

[7:18] – Dale shares a client story showing why it’s important to get your plan in order now.

[8:13] – Quote #6 from A Few Good Men: “You can’t handle the truth.”

[9:14] – Quote #7 from Cool Hand Luke: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

“We always encourage you to get rid of that fear and just kind of seize the day and start that plan because it’s not complicated. It takes a little bit of time. It takes a little bit of thinking but we try to make that process really easy for most people.”

– Dale Tondryk

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