What gets you in the mood…for money management?
Blues for budgeting?
Polkas for planning?
Rap for retirement funding?
Jason Zweig has a great list here . My personal list also includes a few titles not on Zweig’s list.
- For a calm session of financial sorting, filing and shredding, how about “To Everything There is a Season” by The Byrds?
- When thinking about the Great Recession, there are many versions of “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” I enjoyed the late Daniel Schorr’s impromptu version on NPR, and am also fond of the song as sung by Broadway and TV star Mandy Patinkin. Here’s a link to a rendition on David Letterman .
- This lively song “Money, Money, Money” (I prefer the Meryl Streep video) reminds us despite the movies, a rich man may not be the best solution.
- Last but not least, listen to some classic Aretha
to remind us it is good to:
spend your money in line with your values,
respect the hard work of others
and above all, respect yourself with your spending.