In her own words: “II’ve heard “I Dreamed a Dream” approximately one thousand times…but I guess I never paid too close attention to the lyrics. This time, while listening to it, I couldn’t help but think “damn, girl. Your life is one giant shit sandwich and you’ve got zero options.””
Dogged determination and flexibility (Javert). Kindness (or lack thereof from the Thénardiers). The need for a backup plan (Fantine). These are just some of the parallels between Le Mis and personal finance that Erin draws. Go read her post for and explanation of these and other thoughts on some financial lessons that we can all learn from Les Misérables.