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    • By National Numeracy Verified User verified user 6th Dec 17, 12:29 PM
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    Money Savers in the Movies
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    Money Savers in the Movies 6th Dec 17 at 12:29 PM
    Movies often give us glamorous depictions of the lives of wealthy people - or sometimes show us the hardships of living in poverty.

    But have you seen any examples of characters trying to save money in the movies?

    We'll post a couple of our favourites below - we'd love to hear yours!


    P.S. If you've got a spare half hour or so, try out the National Numeracy Challenge to assess your numeracy level. It's free and confidential (although you will need to register to get your own unique login) and there are loads of resources to help you brush up your skills if you haven't yet got the 'Essentials of Numeracy'.
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    • By National Numeracy Verified User verified user 6th Dec 17, 12:35 PM
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    One attempt at money-saving we've spotted...

    From the film 'Father of the Bride', when Steve Martin's character is trying to buy the right number of hot dogs and hot dog buns - here's the clip on youtube.

    Anyone identify with this?
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    Or perhaps this one sounds more like your kind of money-saving...

    From the film 'Sense and Sensibility', when Emma Thompson's character Elinor is doing the books and deciding what the family can afford to buy:

    Mrs Dashwood: Surely you're not going to deny us beef as well as sugar.
    Elinor: There is nothing under 10 pence a pound, Mamma. We must economise.
    Mrs Dashwood: Do you want us to starve?
    Elinor: No. Just not to eat beef.
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    Mr. McCawber's famous quote from David Copperfield (it was made into a film! Several films!)...........


    "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness.

    Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
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    From the upcoming Warren McArthur Chronicles: A Chapter Opens movie:

    The lead characters save the UK from austerity by finding all the tax dodgers and beating them up until they pay all the back taxes they owe plus interest going back to when they started work.

    (Bonus feature on the DVD: they shoot up a Kelvin Mackenzie-like character with 50 calibre bullets for being the male equivalent of Katie Hopkins.)
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