|Doug E. Doug salutes the Almighty Dollar.|
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How To Keep A Budget | Opening A Bank Account | Credit Cards 101
Money-English Dictionary | Moneymaking Ideas
Income Calculator | Savings Calculator | Credit Card Payment Calculator
|Financial Literacy: On The Money!
Winner of a 2000 CINE Golden Eagle Award
Do you have a love-hate relationship with money? Do you have any idea where your money goes? Today's teens, as a group, spend over $100 billion each year. That's a whopping $4,400 per person, so the money must go somewhere...[Facts about teens and moolah]
How do we all earn it? How do we spend it? One thing's for sure: those of us who DO keep track are also
keeping a valuable edge on the future. This In the Mix special, hosted by actor Doug E. Doug, will show you how to do it.
"On The Money!" first takes a hard look at the perils of credit card use. We meet a young woman who found herself over $3,000 in debt when she was only 19. Learn how much more a purchase will actually cost if you take a year to repay it, and get tips on how to get back on track with consumer credit counseling. In the Mix reporters also uncover the secrets to setting and sticking to a budget, and Money magazine's Sara Rose lays out what you should look for in a bank account...and gives tips on getting the most interest on savings. [Get and give advice]
Then, get a crash course in basic economic concepts like "supply and demand" and "opportunity cost"...so that they actually make some sense. Meet some teens who are doing what they love-- and
making good money at it-- including singing sensation Billy Crawford and "Tools for Living" publisher and entrepreneur Jasmine Jordan.
"Financial Literacy: On The Money!" was funded by the Merrill Lynch Foundation. The program is regularly re-broadcast on PBS affiliates across the country. Please check our schedule and station list for airtimes.
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