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Your Money, Your Life [electronic resource]: Empowering Young Adults to Get Their Money Right

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Filled with straightforward guidance and practical knowledge, this program empowers young adults to get their financial lives on track and "give purpose to every penny." Hosted by actor Donald Faison (Clueless and TV's Scrubs), the video raises fiscal awareness and builds financial skills in a wide variety of areas-from banking and credit to investing, budgeting, insurance, and self-employment. Insights from hip-hop icon Russell Simmons and other artists are combined with advice from leading personal finance experts, including New York Times money reporter Ron Lieber and author Beth Kobliner (Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties) Distributed by PBS Distribution.
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Run Time
60 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 17, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Empowering young adults to get their money right
  • Young Adults: Lost in the Financial Jungle (2:28)
  • Financial Literacy (3:00)
  • How to Put Money to Work (2:01)
  • How to Live Within Financial Means (2:16)
  • Financial Decisions and Banking (2:53)
  • Financial Savvy for Young Workers (1:18)
  • Problem of Credit Card Debt (2:49)
  • How to Choose the Right Credit Card (1:01)
  • When to Use a Credit Counselor (2:06)
  • Student Loans (2:05)
  • Credit Report (2:16)
  • Importance of Saving Money (3:15)
  • Ways to Increase Income (1:54)
  • Saving for Retirement (1:36)
  • Retirement Fund: IRA (1:28)
  • Retirement: 401K Plan (0:49)
  • Compound Interest (0:49)
  • Financial Literacy Advice (0:44)
  • Importance of Health Insurance (1:49)
  • Nontraditional Work for Women (1:06)
  • Importance of Union Job (1:34)
  • Insurance Coverage for Dependents (1:46)
  • Renter's Insurance (1:07)
  • Young Entrepreneur (1:21)
  • Self-Employed Need New Customers (1:00)
  • Business Expenses and the IRS (2:09)
  • Health Insurance for Self-Employed (2:32)
  • Financial Advice to Freelancers (2:19)
  • Sound Financial Advice (1:03)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2009.
Publisher no.
40915 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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