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Documentary: The Flaw (2011).  This documentary by David Sington takes a look at the recession and financial collapse of 2008, offering opinions of the causes through interviews with noted homeowners, economists, financial reporters, and Wall Street bankers.  While some critics believe it does not give a fair accounting of all the causes and the forces behind… Read Article →

Documentary: Mind Over Money (2010). I recently stumbled across this television documentary while surfing Hulu Plus. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis; the worst since the Great Depression, PBS’ NOVA presents an entertaining and penetrating exploration of why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we so often make irrational financial… Read Article →

Television Show: American Greed (2007 – Present).  The tagline “Scams, Scoundrels, and Suckers” sets the stage for this show.  Narrated by actor Stacy Keach, this CNBC original prime-time series examines the dark side of the American Dream.  The program focuses on the rise and fall of high-profile, highly successful business-people; some of the biggest corporate and white-collar crimes in recent U.S…. Read Article →

Documentary: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005).  This documentary chronicles one of the most chilling business scandals in history.  Based on the best-selling book “The Smartest Guys in the Room” by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind; and featuring insider accounts and incendiary corporate audio and videotapes, this tale of greed, hubris and betrayal reveals the outrageous… Read Article →

Documentary Film: Money, Power & Wall Street (2012).  Broken down into four parts, this four-hour FRONTLINE investigation tells the inside story of the origins of the 2008 financial meltdown and the battle to save the global economy. The films explore key decisions, missed opportunities, and the unprecedented moves by the government and banking leaders that have… Read Article →

Television Show: Til Debt Do Us Part.  This CNBC Prime show observes that with ninety percent of marriages breaking up because of money problems, it’s no surprise that many couples are in desperate need of help tackling their financial issues.  On the show, renowned financial author and columnist, Gail Vaz-Oxlade takes a tough-love approach to getting couples… Read Article →

Classic Movie: Wall Street (1987).  A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.  Starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen. Documentary Film: The Retirement Gamble (2013). The PBS… Read Article →

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