In this family-friendly comedy, Eddie Murphy plays the part of a modern-day dad who is in the real estate business with his wife. One day, the Evers receive a mysterious request to visit and appraise an antique home.
And it is no ordinary house call (or should we say,mansion call).
A series of unexpected adventures have the Evers family fighting zombies, being chased by an angry group of musical instruments, consulting fortune tellers, following floating spirits through dusty attics, and even being pledged in marriage to a ghost.
All in a day’s work.
Toward the end of the film, the two ghostly servants—Emma and Ezra—are finally able to ascend to the afterlife. As they hurry toward the hereafter, Ezra looks at Emma, who carries several suitcases full of her earthly possessions.
And he says, “We’re going to heaven. You can’t take it with you.”
Have you heard that before?
It’s often used to remind us humans that our time on earth is limited. That we should make the most of it.
That maybe we would do well to focus on making as many memories as possible instead of accumulating as much stuff as possible.
To help you out, we’ve put together ten ideas for investing in meaningful experiences that will last.
1. Balance cooking and cars
Unless you live in the heart of a bustling city equipped with a metro system, chances are you’ll need a car.
But if you’re not careful at the dealership, you’ll overspend on your vehicle—possibly to the tune of thousands of dollars.
Think of the experiences you could enjoy with this extra cash—like cooking at home.
Single and want to hang out with some friends? Why not invite your people over for tapas?
If you’re handy with a paintbrush, perhaps make your own wall furnishings for half the price.
Spending time with your partner is sure to bring much more long-term happiness than any wicker basket ever could.
5. Balance just becauses and jewelry
Don’t you just love a good piece of jewelry? Particularly a stylish ring that goes great with any outfit?
Think of the experiences you could enjoy if you didn’t overspend on one-time pieces—like treating yourself and others just because.
Next time your spouse finishes a big project at work, why not take the family out for a much-needed movie night?
Next time you accomplish a personal goal, why not splurge a little moolah on some dessert?
We want you to enjoy beautiful jewelry by making affordable, versatile purchases here and there. This way, you’ll have plenty stashed away for those celebratory just-because moments that life sends your way.