"Thinking Money" TV Show & Resources

"Thinking Money" TV Show & Resources

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Thinking Money looks at the psychology behind our best and worst financial decisions.

Thinking Money will air on WXXI-TV, March 22, 2015 at 3-4 p.m.

Host Dave Coyne leads viewers through an exploration of what behavioral economics has to tell us about why we spend, save (or don't save) and the way we think about money. Dave travels the country meeting some of the innovative thinkers who mix economics with psychology. Their experiments and insights into our financial behavior will enlighten and amuse us as we learn to recognize how our brains and the marketplace can trick us into spending money we shouldn't.

Coyne is a wisecracking everyman who stands in for us as we are intrigued and excited by a raft of techniques, apps, websites and ways of thinking that help us save for the things that make our lives more secure: emergency funds, our kids' education, and ultimately our comfortable retirements. Dave will join a winetasting in California that will make us re-think how we look at price tags. He will also get to meet the person whose retirement he is saving for: an age-morphed version of himself in a Stanford virtual reality lab.

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A mix of fascinating theory and practical takeaways, Thinking Money is designed to decrease the stress and increase the bandwidth in our lives.

Visit www.saveandinvest.org/thinkingmoney for more information.



Past Thinking Money Events:

  • FAFSA Fest on February 8, 18, 19, 21. Learn More about this event to help high school seniors qualify for financial aid for college.

  • FAFSA Fest interview on Connections: Listen On-Demand

  • Screening: On Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 p.m. WXXI will host a free screening of Thinking Money at the Little Theatre (240 East Ave. Rochester, NY), followed by a facilitated discussion.

Thinking Money takes viewers on an exploration of what behavioral economics has to tell us about why we spend, save (or don't save) and the way we think about money. The hour-long program will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Panelists include: Lynette Baker, Director of Outreach and Marketing for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester; Andrea Colline, Outreach Coordinator with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester; and Chad Rieflin, director of Programs and Grants for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester.

After the screening and discussion, WXXI will host a Financial Fair in the Little Cafe at 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to join WXXI there for refreshments and helpful financial information and resources. 

Financial Fair Organizations include:

  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester
  • Kris Graham, Attorney, Specializing in Debt Relief
  • Angelo Planning, LLC, Financial Planners Specializing in Retirement Planning
  • Tonya Girard, Family Counselor, Rochester General Hospital
  • Rochester Education Foundation
  • WXXI

Bios of the panelists:

Lynette Baker serves as Director of Outreach and Marketing for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester.  Lynette has a BA from Marietta College in Mass Media/Broadcasting, as well as a Certificate of Studies in Oral Communications from Marietta and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from St. John Fisher College. Lynette has been with CCCS of Rochester since 2010. 

Chad Rieflin is the director of Programs and Grants for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester and has served the community of Western, NY through the provision of financial capability services since 2000. As a Certified Financial Health Counselor he has worked directly with more than ten thousand consumers providing education, direction and advice regarding personal finance.

Andrea Colline holds the position of Outreach Coordinator with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester.  She has been with the organization since 1998 and has over 15 years of experience working with individuals to become debt free and reach their financial goals. In her current role as Outreach Coordinator, Andrea works with local agencies to conduct financial literacy and informational sessions. . Andrea is certified in Credit, Housing, Bankruptcy, and Reverse Mortgage counseling.  She is also a certified through the National Foundation for Consumer Credit as an education specialist.   

Production funding for Thinking Money and the station engagement awards is provided by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The FINRA Foundation is a 501(c)(4) non-profit with the mission to provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life.

The Thinking Money initiative is made possible with support from: 

   

   Helping People Reclaim Financial Health

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