Pinoy Movie Lines That Teach You To Be Money-Savvy

Published: January 12, 2017 | Updated: March 25, 2020 | Posted by: Kristel Silang | Lifestyle


Pinoy Movies
Filipinos love watching movies and this has been a big part of our culture for the longest time. Some of us may not notice it but some movies from our favorite Filipino movies can teach us lessons about saving money.

Here are some Pinoy movie lines that can give you money lessons you can use.

Sunday Beauty Queen (2016)

What’s the film about?

Sunday Beauty Queen is a documentary about Filipina domestic helpers who are breadwinners for their families left back in the Philippines. The film does not tackle the work of domestic helpers as helpless Filipinos but as empowered individuals who make a living to improve their families’ lives back home.

Money Movie Lines:
Sunday Beauty Queen
Achieving financial freedom is not easy wherever you work or put up your business. Most Filipinos who aspire to go abroad think that a glamorous life is waiting for them there. where you’ll earn a lot of money and afford all the high-end merchandise in the Philippines that a local salary rate cannot afford.

This is not the case all the time. There are a lot of OFWs who are working 15-17-hour work days so they can earn a salary to send money to their relatives in the Philippines.  Some even scrimp on themselves because while the salary abroad is high, the cost of living is also higher.
Sunday Beauty Queen
Sunday Beauty Queen
Sunday Beauty Queen
You will find abundance in whatever money-making job or business you have as long as you do your best on your tasks in it. It would be unrealistic to aim for an abundant life if you do not work hard to achieve it.

Never look at any opportunity to earn money as a small opportunity. If you give your best shot to all the earning opportunities that come your way, you will have more money than you ever thought possible. 

Mas gusto kong nasa malayo ako na napapag-aral ko ang mga anak ko kesa umuwi ako sa Pilipinas pero asin ang uulamin namin.

Financial sacrifices such as delayed gratification are integral to reaching financial freedom. Being an OFW can bring a lot of emotional challenges that can test us during trying times. The key is thinking about your goal and going for the gold.

This goes hand-in-hand with the lesson that families in the Philippines shouldn’t depend fully on their relatives abroad for all their expenses here. This will foster a sense of financial responsibility for everyone in the family that can result in abundance in money. Some families depend on their OFW family members for all the expenses in the household and go as far as living lavishly in the Philippines using their hard-earned money while their relatives scrimp while living in another country just to give them what they need and also what little luxuries they are asking for.

It Takes a Man and a Woman (2013)

What’s the film about?
The film is about Miggy Montenegro (John Lloyd Cruz) and Laida Magtalas (Sarah Geronimo) working in the same company after their break-up. This is to acquire the international magazine title MEG as part of their publishing company’s portfolio.

Money Movie Lines:
It Takes a Man and a Woman

Since we are asking for their brand, we have to prove that Flippage is trustworthy.

When establishing a business, it is a must for you to get the trust of your colleagues and customers on how you can earn more money.

This can go as far as when you are setting up a side hustle to increase your income. If you are planning to sell retail goods or even lunch viands to your officemates, trust plays a big role in your earning potential. People will not buy products from a person they do not trust.

The same goes when you are trying to earn money through financial products. Always check if any professional offering banking or investment products has a license from the Insurance Commission or the company they are representing. Check the portfolio of the company they are representing and how long they’ve been in the market. Get Rich Quick scams are always tempting but would you really trust a shady individual or organization with your hard-earned money?

My Lady Boss (2013)

What’s the film about?
My Lady Boss is about Zach (Richard Gutierrez), a young professional, who looked for a job outside their family business to get back on the good side of his rich grandfather.  Later on, he got accepted as the assistant of Evelyn (Marian Rivera) who is a terrifying Brand Manager.

Money Movie Lines:
My Lady Boss

Evelyn’s Fiance: Evelyn, gusto ko sanang magpakasal na tayo.
Evelyn: Kailangan munang makatapos ng kapatid ko sa college at makaluwag-luwag si Kuya sa negosyo nya bago tayo magpakasal.

You will have multiple financial responsibilities that require you to choose which expenses are the most important. There will be tough decisions made to reach your financial goals. The key is knowing when to say no and when to get the most out of any given opportunity.

As the famous saying goes, you can afford anything but cannot afford everything at the same time. What you can do to get the best out of any situation is to assess which ones need allocation of your money and which expenses can be eliminated.

My Neighbor’s Wife (2011)

My Neighbor's Wife
What’s the film about?
My Neighbor’s Wife is about two marriages crumbling because of distrust between Jasmine (Carla Abellana) and her husband Bullet (Jake Cuenca), as well as Giselle (Lovi Poe) and Aaron (Dennis Trillo).

Money Movie Lines:

Giselle:  Aaron, ano ba talagang gusto mong gawin sa buhay mo? Nagtapos ka nga ng pagduduktor pero ayaw mo namang mag board exam? Pati ba naman pyramiding, pinasok mo na? Oo, siguro magastos ako pero ikaw, maluho ka dahil kinabukasan natin, isusugal mo.
Aaron: Ginagawa ko ang lahat, para umasenso tayo. Hindi lang tayo sinuswerte.
Giselle: At habang naghihintay ka ng swerte, anong gusto mong gawin ko? Tipirin ang sarili ko? Hayaan kong magmukha akong katulong sa tabi ng mayayaman kong kaibigan?

Keeping up with your high-maintenance friends can be hard and daunting for your paycheck. This could also bring a toll to your relationships with your significant other and family since you will require more spending from your end.
Do not live above your means to avoid this conflict. Living within your means is a must if you want to live well during retirement and be ready for emergencies. It would also help to find frugal friends who will not hang out with you just because you have money.

Ang Tanging Ina (2003)

What’s the film about?
Ang Tanging Ina Mo is a comedy movie about the life of Ina Montecillo (Aiai de las Alas) who had 3 dead husbands and 12 children to provide for. She tries to hide from them to avoid her financial responsibilities which affect the ties in the family. She works on several jobs such as construction and selling DVDs to provide for her family.

Money Movie Lines:
Ang Tanging Ina

Try and try until you succeed or else, try another.

Always be resilient and never give up on your financial goals. Many obstacles will come your way but you can get to your goals when you persevere and look past the failures.

Kapag may sinuksok at walang madukot, may nandukot.

We often encounter instances when at the end of a month, we wonder where we spent our salary on. In this instance, the one who robbed your money may be a big unforeseen expense that could have been avoided or small expenses that compounded over the days.

This can be avoided by knowing where our money goes and avoiding the expenses which we know can be eliminated or reducing our spending on necessary expenses.

Final Thoughts

Our favorite Pinoy movies not only have entertainment value but also lessons about how we can better handle our money. Why not apply them in our daily lives right after we get to watch them?

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