Spent: Looking for Change

July 26, 2014

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, I recommend watching the documentary “Spent: Looking for Change.”

From the film’s website:

Spent: Looking for Change is a film about everyday Americans without the financial options most of us take for granted and the movement giving them renewed hope.

Turning to pawn shops, check cashing services, and using payday loans to meet basic financial needs can be costly for many of us, with $89 billion a year going to fees and interest2 for using these types of alternative financial services.

It’s time for change. New technology, new ideas and encouraging dialogue around this issue can help make managing money simple and more affordable.”

Eric and I watched it last weekend and both really enjoyed it. (I mean, as much as you can enjoy a film about a sad topic.) Two of the documentary’s subjects are from the Houston area, and we’re pretty sure one of them lives in the apartment complex adjacent to the one we used to live in. The film is only about 40 minutes long and you can watch the entire thing for free on YouTube

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