Saturday, February 11, 2006

for the broke among us

I got this at work and thought I would share with you guys (not that you need it, but just in case!). Feel free to pass along if you know anyone who might be interested. It's a reality TV show seeking to showcase people with financial problems. Could fun and profitable - and maybe only a little humilating ... which brings us back to the fun. And profitable!

Also, I haven't checked up on them but I assume it's legit bc it was in the form of a press release, not spam, and I've heard of this author.

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Personal Finance Reality TV Show Seeks America's "Broke Folk" Stories

NEW YORK, NY - "Broke folk," a new reality TV show from HearstEntertainment (Modern Marvels) and Atchity Entertainment International(Joe Somebody, Life Or Something Like It) and featuring financial authorand speaker Peter Bielagus (Getting Loaded Book Series, Mastering YourPersonal Finances) is looking for people in their 30's who cannot makeends meet, no matter how hard they try.

The show is now conducting a nationwide search for unusual, extreme, andentertaining stories about real money messes from funny, outgoing andinteresting people who are in over their heads in their financial life.And, the biggest turn around story may end up winning the cash resourcesto start saving Bielagus says interested distributors have wanted tohear more stories from contestants in their 30's.

Offering a financial makeover to contestants with stories unusual ordramatic enough to capture America's hearts, the show is now acceptingemail stories nationwide from people. In addition to appearing on theshow, winners can receive financial coaching to help them solve theirmoney problems."We want to hear the emotions and frustrations behind your situation,"Bielagus said. "Maybe you are 34, earning $57,000 a year but have

Bielagus says the show wants personal financial tales from people whorange from a married couple ready to buy their first home, to a soldierjust home from the war who had to put on life hold for 24 months, tosomeone who had to declare personal bankruptcy and is now struggling toget back on their feet."Maybe you and your spouse are ready to have kids, but are out of money.Perhaps you are so far in debt that you use credit cards to pay yourcredit card debts," said Bielagus. "We want to hear it - and we want tohelp."

Applicants are encouraged to send an email describing your situation andwhy you think you would be a good candidate for the show. "Remember,"says Bielagus, "we want more than numbers, we want to hear your story:what are the emotions, frustrations and pressure that got you where youare?"

Stories can emailed to stories@brokefolk.com

For more information, please visit: www.brokefolk.com

$23,000 of credit card debt. How did you get there?"Bielagus says the show wants personal financial tales from people whorange from a married couple ready to buy their first home, to a soldierjust home from the war who had to put on life hold for 24 months, tosomeone who had to declare personal bankruptcy and is now struggling toget back on their feet."Maybe you and your spouse are ready to have kids, but are out of money.Perhaps you are so far in debt that you use credit cards to pay yourcredit card debts," said Bielagus. "We want to hear it - and we want tohelp."Applicants are encouraged to send an email describing your situation andwhy you think you would be a good candidate for the show. "Remember,"says Bielagus, "we want more than numbers, we want to hear your story:what are the emotions, frustrations and pressure that got you where youare?"Stories can emailed to stories@brokefolk.comFor more information, please visit: www.brokefolk.com###

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