5 Killer Money Lessons I Learned From Game Of Thrones

Dark twists into the real world

Hands up if you’re eagerly waiting for Season 7 too! It premiers on Monday at 10.30pm! I’m giddy with excitement! Ehnnn!

However, it’s not all scheming, politics and manipulation in this series(TV and book versions). Money and finance are closely tied to the rise and fall of the great houses of Westeros as they are tied to the rise and fall of houses in our real world.

Here’s what I learned.

  1. It's Never Too Early To Plan
    “Winter is Coming”. Ned Stark allows his son to witness an execution, to the objection of his wife Catelyn. Ned saw the future and knew he had to make ready the boy, for the wars that were sooner to come than later.

2. Pay Your Debts Promptly
“A Lannister always pays his debts”, and so should you. Tyrion Lannister is named “the master of coin” for his ability to manipulate borrowing, taxation and even the value of money. Be smart to pay your debts on time. Be wise not to borrow more than you can pay.

3. Choose Your Heirs Carefully
After the Robert Baratheon is killed, the world is left to choose between cruel Joffrey Baratheon and lily-livered Tommen Baratheon. It’s wise to set your estates right, early in your family life.

4. Don’t Just Trust Anyone
Remember Robb Stark’s atrocious murder? Or Jon Snow’s ambiguous death? Trusting in the wrong people with your finances can cost you your life.

5. No Emotional Decision- Making
The fall of confused and unprincipled Theon Greyjoy, looking for his father’s admiration as the only measure of good deeds. Impatience brought on by sadness can cause you to make unreasonable decisions to make you feel better.

One more lesson is to understand strategy; the common thing in every episode. There is always a plan.

By tracking your spending, you are understanding how your money works. You can then plan and conquer your finances.

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