If you need some help making your paychecks last longer, CNBC and Bustle have some pointers for you. The two companies have teamed up to launch Young Money, a web series that delivers offers financial advice in the form of short sketches that depict uncomfortable spending-related situations.
In each episode of Young Money, host Akilah Hughes finds herself in a situation where she must decide how stringently to save her money and weigh that desire against any social implications that may result. In one, for example, she must discern the right tone to use while nudging a roommate about rent. In another, she has do decide whether she wants to dive into the world of DIY projects. One of the first clips places Hughes at a restaurant, where her friends want to split the check even though she only ordered a salad. The conclusion of the video is that cash-strapped individuals should have conversations about the check before going out, in order to prevent awkward moments at the table.
Young Money is the work of CNBC Make It, a division of the finance-oriented media company devoted to the process of saving money. “Teaming up with Bustle to co-produce Young Money was a no-brainer,” said CNBC Make It Managing Editor Jenna Goudreau in a press release. “The partnership allows us to serve our audiences by offering actionable information on important personal finance topics with a fun twist.”
Episodes of Young Money can be found the websites of both CNBC and Bustle as well as on their respective Facebook pages.