Introducing the Bennies and the Burnies
Beginning in June 2016, we began recognizing popular media (movies, TV shows, music, video games) that involved personal financial responsibility topics. Consequently, we introduced the Bennie and the Burnie awards.
The Bennie Award: A Bennie, in honor of that great American patriot and purveyor of sound financial wisdom and life skills times, Benjamin Franklin, recognizes movies, shows, plays, books, video games and songs (works of fiction) that promote sound financial capacity building habits, attitudes and behaviors.
The Burnie Award: A Burnie will recognize movies, shows, plays, books, video games and songs (works of fiction) that promote unsound and even dangerous habits, attitudes and behaviors with regards to financial capacity building. Why the name “Burnie?” Take your pick. We can burn through money. We can get burned by scammers. There is even a guy with a similar name that is forever linked with poor investment choices.
Bennie Award Winners
- Zootopia (Movie), Disney Pictures, 2016 (Awarded June 21, 2016)
Burnie Award Winners
- Buy Me a Boat (Song), Chris Janson, 2015 (Awarded June 17, 2016)