Funny Student Debt?

Hey, what’s funnier than student debt?

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Sony’s streaming comedy channel Crackle TV has partnered with movie star-venture capitalist Ashton Kutcher for a new reality television show airing tonight called “Going For Broke.”

The program features underwater students and former students who are saddled with a ridiculous amount of education debt being given a Queer-Eye-like financial make-over by experts. According to the Wall Street Journal, these gurus “help participants cut credit cards, find new side hustles, restructure student-loan payments and otherwise try to figure out what roadblocks.”

Kutcher is an executive producer and an investor in one of the shows sponsors, the Acorns debit card, so the tie-in is pretty natural.

Could the real answer be that students shouldn’t be saddled with extreme education debt to begin with?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/reality-tv-show-tries-financial-makeovers-for-those-with-student-debt-11571223601

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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