Weekend Wind Down – The Dark Knight Rises

Has anyone seen the new Batman movie? Man, is it good!! Much like the last one, the movie centers more around some great plot development and a story of terrorism much more than it does actually showing Batman in action. What I really liked was how they did a great job of tying the movie back to the 2004 Batman Begins.  Bane’s mission is to destroy Gotham City and complete the work of Ra’s al Ghoul (played by Liam Neeson) from the first movie. But expect a few plot twists!

Christopher Nolan (the director) is pretty much on a roll with the Batman series and Inception as of lately. And speaking of Inception, I was delighted to see they used 4 of the actors from that movie in the new Batman movie (one of which plays the main villain Bane).

By contrast, my son was watching the old 1995 Batman Forever movie on TV. Wow, I never realized just HOW BAD those last few 90’s movies of Batman really were. Terrible!! They were barely even made for TV-movie quality!


Blog News:

If anyone is interested in hearing me play the guitar, then check back for my post on Monday. I’m trying to find a good plugin that will let you listen to some of my mp3 recordings right within the post. Anyone know of any?

On Wednesday we’re going to ask the question “Is it possible to retire on $500,000?” and see what kind of options we come up with. You might be surprised at what we come up with!


Link Love – Blogs You Should Check Out:

In case you missed them, here are a few great stories you should check out this weekend:

  • Shilpan from Street Smart Finance continues to inspire with some very interesting facts about money in How to Make Six Figure Income in Any Economy
  • Nell from Housewife Empire cracks me with her negotiation with Google on Pagerank in Ode to the Big G.  She also has guns for Alexa too!
  • Ladies Go First posed a question about spending in Higher Calling: Where your money Should be going.
  • And unfortunately – Katie at Along for the Journey (whose blog I’ve been following for a while now) sadly announces that a divorce is likely in Life and Financials on the Rocks.  Be strong and we all wish you the best!



MyMoneyDesign was featured in the following personal finance carnivals this week:

·         Nerdy Finance #3

·         Weekend Ramblings & PF Blog Love: First Speeding Ticket Edition

·         Carnival of Money Pros – Summer Break Edition

·         Carnival of Retirement- 29th Edition

·         Typographer Invented, Ford Sells First Car and a Roundup

·         The Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #42

Thanks again to all my new and returning visitors. I really appreciate your support and hope you continue to enjoy my site!


Posts This Week:

1) Overcoming Envy – Why Do We Hate Other People’s Success?

2) Using the Dogs of the Dow to Buy the Best Dividend Paying Stocks

Photo Credit: IMDB


    • MMD says

      Check this out – the theater by my house has $5 Tuesdays, so it only cost $5 to go see Batman! What a deal!

  1. says

    Awesome idea to post your guitar playing on your blog. I’m sure there are several decent mp3 streaming plugins if you just search the plugin repository for ‘mp3’. I haven’t seen the new Batman yet, but I really should soon. After the last one, this one is bound to be pretty awesome.
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    • MMD says

      You’re going to love the movie! I think you’ll like the post on Wednesday about $500K – you might have a lot to offer with your expertise.

    • MMD says

      I know what you mean! There were times during the movie where I would just kind of look around and check the other people out … making sure no one was up to anything fishy …

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