The New American Dream

August 1997
Journal of Financial Planning;Aug1997, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p16
Academic Journal
This article provides information on the television show "Debt," which embodies the state of personal finance in the U.S. Contestants vie with each other--not to win cars or cash or Hawaiian cruises--but to pay off already accumulated personal debts. In its first year, the show not only won a CableACE award, it wiped out $850,000 in contestant indebtedness.


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