A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, it’s been said, so Scrubs‘ Donald Faison serves as the host/emcee of Your Life, Your Money, a one-hour program filled with straightforward information and practical advice about money management.
During these uncertain financial times, it’s becoming clearer that living with less is a here-to-stay imperative, and this informative PBS documentary, targeted at young adults, empowers twenty- and thirtysomethings, single and married alike, to get their financial lives on track and in order. The celebrity insights from hip-hop icon Russell Simmons, R&B pop singer D. Woods and others may skew this program a bit towards the unblinkingly ironic, but at its core it also addresses a crucial need for honest and open financial advice that doesn’t come in the form of some buffoon like Jim Cramer shouting empty and self-serving, Wall Street-approved slogans.
Your Life, Your Money features advice from leading personal finance experts, including Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties author Beth Kobliner, New York Times money reporter Ron Lieber, syndicated financial columnist Michelle Singletary, and other respected national financial advisors. Through real-life stories of young people dealing with
credit card debt and various other financial obstacles, this title raises
fiscal consciousness and knowledge on everything from banking and investments to budgeting, insurance and self-employment — all without alienating viewers or making them feel like idiots.
Housed in a regular plastic Amaray case, Your Life, Your Money comes to DVD presented in widescreen format, enhanced for 16×9 televisions. There are no supplemental features. To order a copy, call (800) PLAY-PBS or click here. Alternately, to purchase the DVD via Amazon, click here. B (Movie) D (Disc)