A lot of interesting stuff comes across my desk each day and this is something that grabbed my attention. There is a new personal finance reality series that will be hitting the airwaves later this year. Specific details are still under wraps, but they are still casting for upcoming episodes. This is where you may come in. The basic premise of the show is to highlight individuals, couples, or families that have a specific financial problem. Then, they will be matched up with some financial experts that will help them through their problems and make changes to improve their finances.
Think you might be an interesting story for the show? Here’s your chance to share it. Below is the information the casting company sent over. If you’re interested, go ahead and fill out everything they are requesting and shoot them an email. You’ll never know if you don’t try, right?
REALITY SERIES SEEKING EVERYDAY PEOPLE WHO NEED GUIDANCE WITH THEIR FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS. NO MATTER YOUR AGE, ETHNICITY, OR ECONOMIC STATUS, WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY.
A large consumer financial institution is seeking individuals and families that NEED some help planning for their future to star in a brand new series that will take the confusion out of finance! We will be casting across the country. Casting has started so read below and then shoot us an email at:
MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR:
- CONTACT INFORMATION
- AND A RECENT PHOTO OF YOU/YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
(Must be over 18)
We are looking for all types of stories, financial situations, both good and bad.
Some of the stories and scenarios we would like to feature:
- Early Retirement Planner
- First-time Home Buyer / Seller
- Newlyweds / Couple Getting Married
- Parents Planning for Child’s Future
- Divorced Singles
- Laid-off Professionals
- Cross Cultural Investors
- Job Change / Pay cut
- Pre-retirement Couple (late 40s)
- Non-savvy Investor
- Savvy Investor
- Late Retirement Planning
I can’t wait to hear more about the show. It could be interesting to see real world people with real problems getting professional help. And if you’re a reader and lucky enough to be chosen, make sure you let me know! I’d love to hear about it and see how things turn out.
Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle
My name is Jeremy Vohwinkle, and I’ve spent a number of years working in the finance industry providing financial advice to regular investors and those participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans.
Thriftygal, the email seems odd, but I'm sure it's simply for having a separate inbox with ease. I did talk to the casting director on the phone and looked up the casting company and it's all legit.
Sounds interesting. Unfortunately my life is no big comeback story so it would be pretty boring for reality tv! One red flag I noticed though, is the gmail email account. Wouldn't you think a "large consumer financial institution" would have no trouble paying for it's own webhosting?
This should be interesting! There are reality shows for practically everything nowadays...This is a great way to help someone in need and also expose to the public how to fix your finances as well.