Top 5 Movies About Money

Who doesn’t love money? We think about it constantly, we envy those who have more of it than we do, and our entire society is dictated by the almighty dollar bill. Hollywood caught onto this notion a long time ago and has made countless movies about money. Some have glorified the lifestyle of the rich and famous while others have attempted to highlight the personal misery inherent in greed and corruption. Whatever the angle, each film tells a story of how money affects us and how we use it to interact with the world. A select few have made their way to the forefront of popular culture and have heavily influenced the way we think about money, be it a glamorous stack of $100 bills or easy credit cards. Below are the best movies about money that we have come to know and love.

Top 5 Weirdest Currencies in the World

Here at Creditnet, we try to guide consumers through the wild world of credit cards.  But this doesn't mean we're oblivious to the joy of having a stack of cold hard cash in your wallet. That said, not all stacks of cash are created equal.  No, we're not talking about exchange rates or any of that boring finance stuff.  We're talking about all the wacky currencies that exist across the globe. From beautiful to bizarre, the currencies of the world are as diverse as the cultures which produce them.  Take a look at the best of the best

World's Most Expensive Shot for Cinco de Mayo

Much like St. Patty's Day, Cinco de Mayo is really just another day to party it up Mexican style for most people. And what's a Cinco de Mayo party without tacos and tequila? Tacos are no doubt one of the cheaper foods in life, but if you're in the mood to wash your taco down with something only a true high roller would consume, we've got the perfect thing for you.


Earth Day 2011-Ten Ways to Go Green and Save Money

With Earth Day 2011 upon us, the recent meteoric rise in gas prices remains a major focus.   Personally, every time I drive by a gas station my anxiety level causes me to hyperventilate and lose consciousness (thankfully my dog Buster knows to seize the wheel in such situations). In any case, with gas prices what they are these days, has there ever been a better time to live a greener lifestyle and save a little money to boot?  Here are 10 great ways to give your credit cards some rest and rediscover your eco-conscious side at the same time.

How to Shop Cyber Monday on a Dime

Okay, well you'll obviously spend more than a dime if you bust out the credit cards during this weekend of shopping bliss. But the object is to just save as much as you possibly can, right?

So if you were in too much of a turkey coma to hit the stores at 4 a.m. on Black Friday, don't fret—you can still redeem yourself today. Cyber Monday is in full swing and my inbox has been blowing up all day long with last-minute deals.

Why not skip out on that boring monday-afternoon meeting and take advantage of the best online bargains you'll find all year long? Get started by checking out the following 3 sites to not only help navigate all the madness, but also quickly cash in on some sweet Cyber Monday deals.

Don't Miss Out on National Protect Your Identity Week!

[caption id="attachment_1849" align="alignleft" width="300" caption=" "]Identity Theft- National Protect Your Identity Week[/caption] I can't believe National Protect Your Identity Week is almost over. I mean, it's almost like it didn't even happen this year. Such a shame. I did make a noble attempt to keep the holiday spirit alive by wishing some random people in the grocery store a "Merry Protect Your Identity Week" last night, but I wasn't feeling the love. All I received in response were some awkward stares and a completely empty aisle to compare my cereal options in peace. Come on people! Don't you care about identity theft?

Expect the Unexpected

In mid-May, I had an experience that made me think about the importance of being prepared for the worst.  I live in Bangkok with my wife and infant son.  We moved back here a couple of years ago because my work focuses on Asian markets. Of course, we also wanted to live in a cheap, stable, tropical paradise.

Party Like It’s 2009

party balloons  Remember partying like it was 1999? Yeah, that was ten years ago. Since then you may have been able to hide your collection of Limp Bizkit CDs, stop wearing jean shorts and change your “Rachel” hairstyle (frosted tips for guys), but unfortunately you can’t remove that barbed wire tattoo from around your bicep. Show of hands —who else thought this decade would be dominated by Sisqo and his Thong Song (parts 1-5)? Ok, maybe I’m the only one.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The panic-stricken days of Thanksgiving 2008 may be nothing more than a distant memory, but the fact is the economy still stinks. Unemployment has surpassed the 10 percent mark, credit markets have continued to tighten, and times are just plain rough for a lot of American families. It can be downright depressing at times.

Recurring Transfers: Will Your New Bank Drop the Ball?

Juggling balls I used to have an online savings account with a popular national bank. Now, my account is with a different bank I happen to despise due to several poor customer service experiences. Of course, I didn't choose to take my business to this new bank. My old bank happened to tank in grand fashion and its competitor gobbled it up before things got even worse. I should just be happy that all is well and my savings are safe, right?


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