Few opening scenes are as poignant or glamorous as Audrey Hepburn dressed to the nines, peering in the display case at Tiffany's while she eats a danish on an early New York morning.
We absolutely applaud Hepburn's character Holly Golightly's ability to savor the moment (the key to stretching your dollar). And of course, there is the scene where she and Fred do their best to find something under $10 at Tiffany's, finally settling on getting a Crackerjack ring engraved. Romance needs no price tag.
Unfortunately, not everything is rosy in Holly's financial world. We often think of Ms. Golightly's terrible budgeting skills whenever we look in our own bank accounts and wonder where the money went. Recall that Sally Tomato, the New York mobster, tries in vain to help her with her budgeting skills, making her go on a cash diet, and having her write down every thing she spends. Smart man—too bad he's a criminal.
So, are you a brash, glamorous society girl like Holly? Test your knowledge of Breakfast at Tiffany's and find out how you compare to her.
(One note: We wouldn't want you to emulate her, in matters of career goals or finance, so the "correct" answers are not financial to-dos!)
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