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Your Life, Your Money

Friday, September 3rd, 2009


With America’s recession deepening, young people are in the worst financial trouble in more than a generation: New college graduates face the highest unemployment rate in 25 years, record student loan debt (and record defaults), prohibitively expensive health insurance costs and an average of $4,100 in credit card debt. The groundbreaking new program Your Life, Your Money gives young adults the 411 on personal finance and money management and empowers them to get their financial lives on track — even if they barely have finances at all.


Hosted by Donald Faison (“Scrubs,” “Clueless”) and featuring insights from hip-hop icon Russell Simmons and R&B/pop singer D.Woods (Danity Kane), this engaging special provides vital, relatable information on everything from banking and credit to investments, budgeting, insurance and self-employment. With compelling real-life stories of young people finding their way through a variety of economic challenges, the program addresses an urgent demand for forthright financial advice in a pivotal stage of life. Your Life, Your Money airs Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 8:00 p.m. on WTVP.


The program also features practical advice from personal finance experts, including New York Times best-selling author Beth Kobliner (Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties), financial reporter Ron Lieber (The New York Times), syndicated financial columnist Michelle Singletary (The Washington Post) and other nationally respected financial advisors.






For further information contact Stacey Tomczyk, WTVP Promotion Director (309) 495-0594 or stacey.tomczyk@wtvp.org





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