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Get Smart with Money

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Families seek budget advice from finance experts; language.

Movie NR 2022 93 minutes
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Financial literacy is well spent in this frank film about a timely topic. Get Smart with Money director Stephanie Soechtig (Fed Up) showcases the stories of diverse U.S. families from various economic backgrounds. One featured narrative is Ariana, a college graduate and married mother with two kids. She also has student loan debt. "Why are you allowing an 18-year-old to take out $25,000 a year?" Ariana says, adding, "How is that OK?" She admits to not being aware that loans accrue interest the moment they are signed by the applicant.

How to manage money isn't taught in the classroom, notes Shareef "Ro$$ Mac" McDonald, host of the financial literacy social media show Maconomics. "They teach us how to be consumers. They teach us how to take on debt." And such lessons may prove to be costly ones for some adults and kids in generations to come.

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