For all you nerds out there (me included), season 4 of Game of Thrones premieres his weekend! In order to celebrate, we thought we’d take a look at some important money lessons you can learn from the hit HBO series. After all, money and finance are very closely tied to the plot of the show. Take a look:

1. Winter Is Coming








The title of the series pilot and a phrase that is often used in the series, “winter is coming” can mean a few different things. But for our purposed, it tells us that it’s never too early to plan ahead. “Winter” could be an unexpected emergency that pops up or your retirement. If you start preparing now, you won’t be in as much trouble when winter does come.

2. A Lannister Always Pays His Debts










The Lannisters aren’t always (or usually) a family we should look to for advice or wisdom, but one thing they do correctly is that they always pay their debts. Paying down your debts quickly is important and makes you a more desirable candidate for a loan or mortgage in the future.

3. Choose Your Heirs Wisely















Game of Thrones shows us the extreme of what can happen when you don’t carefully and/or wisely select an heir. I mean, who would want Joffery to take over their life’s work? As unpleasant as it undoubtedly will be to do, it is important to prepare a will.


Read more over at Bankrate, and Happy Game of Thrones premiere!