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Old 04-05-2018, 07:27 PM   #1
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2 cents, new PBS shorts on financial topics

My DW came across several new short videos about financial topics running on PBS facebook page.(see link) You can also stream them on PBS. They seem to be targeted at younger folks, but the messages are outstanding (lbym, etc). They make complicated financial topics easy to understand. Seems like big business would hate these videos. This group may appreciate the message and you may want to show them to your kids (we have forwarded the link to our 3) JMHO

https://www.facebook.com/TwoCentsPBS/
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:32 PM   #2
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Thanks, that's interesting. DW and I are big fans of PBS. Looking forward to more of these financial tidbits.
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They have 11 videos so far. Lots more ground to cover, but a great start.
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My DW came across several new short videos about financial topics running on PBS facebook page.(see link) You can also stream them on PBS. They seem to be targeted at younger folks, but the messages are outstanding (lbym, etc). They make complicated financial topics easy to understand. Seems like big business would hate these videos. This group may appreciate the message and you may want to show them to your kids (we have forwarded the link to our 3) JMHO

https://www.facebook.com/TwoCentsPBS/
I wish my kids would find those on Facebook without me having to send a link.
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OP - thanks..

I watched 2 of them and they are good, so I sent the link to DD.

Even I had to admit to falling victim to the sunk cost concept.
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These are great! Extremely well done. Thanks for sharing.
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Thank you. I know a number of young people who could benefit from the videos.
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Thanks for sharing, LiveBelow!
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Thanks - I will be sharing with my kids.
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Thanks for the tip. I'm hog typing my minions and having them watch.
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Thanks for posting. Look good.
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Thanks - great post.

I had been trying to get our twentysomething DS to take a interest in FI - with little success. Then, the "I'm 85 and I wanna go home" commercials started playing on TV. Those hit home and he came to me asking to learn more!!! We've gotten through understanding stocks, bonds, mutual funds, CD's, and the miracle of compounding.

Lots more to go, but these snippets may be a great resource!

Again, thanks.
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Forget the kids. I think there are many people on this board who could benefit at least from this one: "5 Ways People Are Dumb About Money" (https://www.facebook.com/TwoCentsPBS...1825094293363/) I've been reading Richard Thaler and Daniel Kanheman lately but I was pleased to get the quick reminders in this video. It's not like we stop doing dumb things after they have been pointed out to us once. We are wired to do them and need the reminders to keep paying attention. Or at least I do! Thaler's book, pointed out at the end of the video is worth reading and re-reading too.
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Forget the kids. I think there are many people on this board who could benefit at least from this one: "5 Ways People Are Dumb About Money" (https://www.facebook.com/TwoCentsPBS...1825094293363/) I've been reading Richard Thaler and Daniel Kanheman lately but I was pleased to get the quick reminders in this video. It's not like we stop doing dumb things after they have been pointed out to us once. We are wired to do them and need the reminders to keep paying attention. Or at least I do! Thaler's book, pointed out at the end of the video is worth reading and re-reading too.
+1. This one was quite good.
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Forget the kids. I think there are many people on this board who could benefit at least from this one: "5 Ways People Are Dumb About Money" (https://www.facebook.com/TwoCentsPBS...1825094293363/) I've been reading Richard Thaler and Daniel Kanheman lately but I was pleased to get the quick reminders in this video. It's not like we stop doing dumb things after they have been pointed out to us once. We are wired to do them and need the reminders to keep paying attention. Or at least I do! Thaler's book, pointed out at the end of the video is worth reading and re-reading too.
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+1. This one was quite good.
I've only watched a few of the videos and I've liked them all so far. But the one you suggested was excellent!
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Forget the kids. I think there are many people on this board who could benefit at least from this one: "5 Ways People Are Dumb About Money" (https://www.facebook.com/TwoCentsPBS...1825094293363/) I've been reading Richard Thaler and Daniel Kanheman lately but I was pleased to get the quick reminders in this video. It's not like we stop doing dumb things after they have been pointed out to us once. We are wired to do them and need the reminders to keep paying attention. Or at least I do! Thaler's book, pointed out at the end of the video is worth reading and re-reading too.
+2 Yep. Luckily I invested/auto deducted first before I did all that other dumb stuff over the decades.



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