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Going from Broke

Going from Broke

  • Premiered: 
    October 17, 2019
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  • Network: Crackle
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Lifestyle
  • Tags: personal finance, economics, debt

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by Ashton Kutcher, GOING FROM BROKE features two hosts -- Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig and financial expert Danetha Doe -- who go one on one with young people living in pricey Los Angeles, what they thought would be The City of Dreams, to change their habits, gain financial confidence and become CEO of their own lives. Although they all come from different backgrounds and circumstances, each of the participants have one thing in common -- extreme debt. Rosensweig and Doe challenge millennials to address everything from savings and spending to taxes, bills, co-loans and more. Ultimately, each of the subjects are given "homework," tailored next steps meant to be tackled within a specific and timely window. It's not comfortable, it's not easy, but it's necessary if they want financial stability. Throughout each of the 10 half-hours, viewers also get valuable insights and advice from several leading and trusted experts including award-winning personal finance journalist Jean Chatzky and Farnoosh Tarobi, bestselling author and podcast reporter.

"The student debt crisis in America is devastating to young people and their families," adds Rosensweig. "We need real solutions, in real time, to end the vicious cycle of debt and get hardworking young people on the road to financial freedom. My hope is that the stories in this show shine a light on the crippling impact debt and financial instability has on our kids, our future workforce, and our economy."

Each 22-minute installment features a different person in need of financial advice, including:

- Obi Nwankwo, a former college track star who has a degree in finance and runs his own company. Between his student loans and extravagant living expenses, he's continued to fall farther behind on his bills, even as his business grows.

- Miracle McKinney, who chose to pursue her dreams of playing the violin professionally. Without a high-paying job, she's confronted with massive college debt and no way to get ahead.

- Max & Megan Foster, a married couple with two young children and debt that is putting a strain on both their pocketbook and their marriage. Both currently unemployed, they're having trouble keeping from going under.

- Daniel Babic is living is best life. He's working the red carpets, popping champagne and traveling the world. The problem? This jet-setting young man is also very broke.

- Alana Hunter left a great job to be a YouTuber, but was that a wise money move? After reining in her spending habits, Alana learns how to use her YouTube channel to help educate others in her predicament.

- Amanda Kochey came to Los Angeles to follow her love of acting, but juggling three jobs to pay off her student loan debt wasn't part of the dream. Can Amanda set the stage for a better life?

- Steven Sievart is $85,000 in debt yet prefers not to get a job. So he lives out of his car. But how long can a six-foot tall man sleep in a compact Toyota and not lose his dignity...or his mind?

- Jonas Nadler has a degree in business and finance, but wants to be a musician like his dad. Can Jonas follow his passion while avoiding financial instability?

- Allie Brown is a marketing manager with a passion for shopping and surgical butt lifts. But is Allie's new and improved look hurting her bottom line? What is her financial endgame?

- Brandon Pfeltz is a sucker for expensive technology and rare antiques, which is a problem when you're sitting on a mountain of debt. Can Brandon pull himself back from the edge of financial ruin?

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Matador
  • Produced by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSS Entertainment)


  • - Los Angeles, California USA