I would not hesitate to join the Doctor in his TARDIS for a jaunt through time and space. I would welcome the escape from my everyday to adventure with a timelord on a distant planet, even if it did require more running than I’m used to. I would hope that I could get a two season run like Rose, but even a short trip like Adam would be awesome (although I’d be way smarter than him). I was discussing the show with my business partner, another fellow Whovian, and we started playing around with how the characters of the show could be applied to getting out of debt and being fiscally healthy. Because, you know, we’re nerdy like that.
Oh, and to avoid copyright infringement, I’ve had to get a bit creative for my pictures. Please, use your imaginations. And maybe squint a little.
I submit the following for your amusement:
These guys want only one thing: total destruction of any being that isn’t a Dalek. Well, that’s a lofty goal, but they don’t try to destroy all species all at once. They work on one, then another. They stay focused on the task until they have completed it. Say what you will about the Daleks, they stay intensely focused on their goal.
That is the same intense focus that is needed to pay off debts and see progress on the debt snowball. Take them one at a time and EXTERMINATE!
These shiny, marching robotic-like bi-peds are ‘offering’ mankind the opportunity to ‘Upgrade’ and become cybermen, thereby removing emotion. You’re alternative is to be deleted. I’ve had a lot of upgrade offers from companies, and free trials, too. I’ve spent more money than I want to admit on upgrades that I didn’t really need and free trials that I forgot to cancel. If it is a trial of something I might actually keep, use, and add value to my life, then I will set a reminder in my phone calendar when the trial is ending. Then I can at least decide if I want to keep the upgrade or have it be deleted.
These creatures can make suggestions to you when you are looking at them, but when you turn away from them you forget you saw them; their suggestions, however, are active in your subliminal mind. You’ll find yourself doing something, but not really sure why you’re doing it. The gang started making tallies on themselves to mark when they saw the Silence.
I compared the markings of sightings to tracking your money; you need to know where it is and what it is doing. Writing things down and tracking your spending is the first step to financial health.
The Weeping Angels are arguable the scariest of the foes encountered on the show. They kill their prey kindly, really, sending them back in time and stealing all their potential future. When being observed, they are quantum locked and appear to be a statue. When you look away, or even blink, they’re released from the lock and move at frightening speed.
This is your budget. A budget isn’t something you make at the start of the month and then put aside. It’s good strategy to check in on your budget frequently and even update as you go. Don’t turn your back on your budget, or you may really get set back.
The Face of Boe
Whether you believe he is Captain Jack Harkness or not, The Face of Boe is confirmed to be around 5 billion years old. He’s seen some things. As the saying goes, the secret to money is time. We don’t have that kind of time, but whatever amount you do have until retirement needs to be utilized to its fullest potential. The longer, the better, but start now.
Melody Pond/River Song
Such a complicated relationship between the Doctor and River, not to mention difficult to keep track of. You wouldn’t guess by looking at their current relationship that she had started out a very different person. Figuratively and literally. She was raised with the sole purpose to kill the Doctor. And boy did she try, but then she learned something. Something that changed her forever. And just like that, Melody Pond the assassin was gone and she began her metamorphosis that would make her River Song. How awesome is that? I feel like I am different person concerning my money now that I know more about it. I approach my money differently than my parents taught me. When we know better, we do better. And the good news is it isn’t too late to change.