Admittedly, I was expecting very little from this movie. I went with my daughter, age 15 and her friend, also age 15. The theatre was FILLED with girls like her. As I looked around the theatre just before the movie started, I was bummed. What kind of a “spendaholic” message was this movie going to leave on these very impressionable teen girls? Boy was I pleasantly surprised.

The movie, somewhat predictable and a little too giggly for me, started to turn a very good corner when the lead, Rebecca Bloomwood, a sweet and charming New York City girl with an addiction to spending money, finally realizes she is really addicted and begins to turn her money life around. She takes each money mistake she has made and fixes it — to the best of her ability — and in the process, becomes money savvy.

Go ahead, take your daughters. Hang in until then end, and let me know if you agree.

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Written by Susan Beacham
Susan Beacham founded Money Savvy Generation in 1999 after almost two decades in private banking and investment management complemented by considerable time teaching at the elementary level.

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