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What Super Mario Game Taught Me about Money

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Are you a 80’s or 90’s kid? If you are, then you KNOW that Mario games were the best. Simple concept, somewhat hard, and addicting! Mario Games are a ton of fun to play. Many of us had played this game for fun but along with fun this game taught us following lessons about money.

1. Every Coin Counts

In Super Mario, golden coins are everywhere. There’s so many of them that they’re easy to ignore. “I don’t need that coin on top of the pipe,” you tell yourself. “I’ll get more later.”

But every single one of those coins matters. If you collect 100 coins in the game, you earn an extra life. And that extra life could mean the difference between beating Bowser’s Castle and starting back at the first level in the game.

The same holds true in real life: every penny matters. You never know when you’ll need that money for something important, so grab all the coins that you can.

2. Don’t Gamble Your Life for a Little Money

There are plenty of coins in the game that look impossible to get. They’re suspended in air off the edge of the cliff, taunting you. Of course they’re technically reachable (they wouldn’t be there if it was impossible to get to them). But there’s a pretty good chance you’ll fall right off the ledge if you try to grab it.

On the one hand, every cent matters. But on the other hand, don’t go risking your life to earn an extra buck. In real life and in the Mushroom Kingdom, every rupee has an opportunity cost, including what it takes to earn it. And sometimes, it’s not worth the risk.

3. Be prepared for change

In Super Mario at every level you have been assigned with separate set of role and responsibility. This concept teaches us that we have to be ready for every type of changes. Remember that No job is always secured so we should diversify our skill set to fit in ourselves for different hats.

4. Keep Your Eye on the Prize

It’s easy to get caught up in the little tasks during the game. Grab the mushrooms, collect the coins, stomp the Goombas… You’ll often feel like you’re in survival mode, just trying to stay alive until you can reach the end of the level and walk through that castle.

But remember you have a bigger purpose. Remember your ultimate goal: to pass the level and save the Princess. So when times get rough, when you don’t think you can make it past the flying fish and fire balls, or when you get distracted by the hundreds of shiny coins in the air, think about the Princess, the reason why you’re going through all of this hassle in the first place.

Like in the real world, it’s easy to get distracted by the short-term goals and obstacles in front of you. Stay motivated and focused by keeping you eye on the prize.

Besides, money is useless unless you have someone you love to share it with your princess.

Super Mario Infographic:-

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Shitanshu Kapadia
Shitanshu Kapadia
Hi, I am Shitanshu founder of moneyexcel.com. I am engaged in blogging & Digital Marketing for 10 years. The purpose of this blog is to share my experience, knowledge and help people in managing money. Please note that the views expressed on this Blog are clarifications meant for reference and guidance of the readers to explore further on the topics. These should not be construed as investment , tax, financial advice or legal opinion. Please consult a qualified financial planner and do your own due diligence before making any investment decision.