I’ve often written here about the disappointing lack of financial education in schools, and it’s this same dearth of vital information that has apparently led to a new special airing on ABC this Friday:
Schools teach us almost everything, but not “Money 101.” For the basics on finance, turn to UN-BROKE: What You Need to Know About Money. It’s an unconventional look at the fundamentals of everyday finance with all the facts about credit cards, mortgages, stocks and bonds, investing and 401(k)’s, in a fresh new format combining information and humor. The one-hour special airs FRIDAY, MAY 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Here’s an example video of actor/producer Seth Green’s take on the MTV show “Cribs”:
I encourage you and your families to watch the show, as TV networks almost never take time out of their programming schedule to present the kind of information that, while basic, refuses to graduate to “common knowledge.”
Personally, I plan to set the DVR to record it, and then skip the commercials.
Updated February 10, 2011 and originally published May 26, 2009. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.