The numbers may be different today compared to 1948 ($18 a week set aside for groceries?), but budgeting is still is a great way to save money and reach your financial goals. In this film we are introduced to Jack as he is served his “Peach Super Delight” at the soda shop while admiring his buddy Ralph’s camera. Jack is a bit of a spendthrift. He’s wasting his money on treats and never seems to have any for the things he wants, like a camera. But he learns how to make a budget and reach his goals, even if he has a few setbacks along the way.
I think it is interesting that the film assumes that Jack pays for his school supplies and lunches out of his own allowance. I also love that it emphasizes the fact that sometimes you do have to have choices and can’t do everything fun you want to.
My favorite quote from this one:
“He knows buying cheap, unsatisfactory products is never thrifty”
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