Financial Planning

I Need Your Help Bringing Financial Advice To CNBC

Last Friday, my friend and mentor Josh Brown brought financial advice to CNBC and I want to see more of it. But I need your help.

I don’t have any inside information, but I have to believe this episode (along with an earlier one a few weeks ago) was a test to see if viewers want to see a show where questions from regular working families are answered instead of the usual stock tips, speculation, and normal financial pornography we see.

I’m typically hard on the financial media–dramatic headlines and shows like “Markets In Turmoil” do little to help the financial lives of the viewers, yet thanks to the way our brains are hardwired we still tune in. They know this. They prey on this.

But, a show like Josh’s would be a great step to bringing important and valuable information to our living rooms. This is the type of show that can help facilitate conversations with our children about the basics of finance. Imagine a family sitting down for dinner with it on in the background and the conversations that will be sparked about money, values, and goals–these conversations are not being had right now and they are essential. This is the type of show where someone without access to a financial advisor can get the answers they need, but currently don’t know where to find them. This is the type of show where great advisors from across the country, like my friend Nina O’Neal who was the guest, get an opportunity to show their expertise and have the opportunity to change the public’s mistrust of financial professionals.

This is the type of finance show we need.

If you’re not active on Twitter, there’s a good chance you did not even know this show happened…don’t worry, you can watch it above–skip ahead to around minute 20. You most likely missed it because it was on at 6:00 on Friday with less than a week’s notice. I know it was circulating around FinTwit (finance Twitter), but not sure if there was enough time to get the word out every else. CNBC gave Josh a bit of a challenge with the timeslot, finally getting his shot with the show during COVID-19 (ok, they couldn’t control that), and having to rely on teleconferencing with his guests. Despite all of those obstacles, Josh did a phenomenal job.

Now here’s where I need your help. We need CNBC to see that you want a regular show like this…we need them to understand we need a show like this. Here’s a few things you can do:

The network effect is a very powerful phenomenon.  We can do this.

Thanks for your help!

Disclaimer: Nothing on this blog should be considered advice, or recommendations. If you have questions pertaining to your individual situation you should consult your financial advisor. For all of the disclaimers, please see my disclaimers page.

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