Financial Literacy Expert Exposes The Shocking State Of Financial Illiteracy In America Through New Documentary Movie

Fort Collins, Colorado (PressExposure) November 28, 2008 -- In this era of economic crisis, many are quick to blame banks, mortgage lenders, Wall Street and even the government for the current economic situation. But what role do individual consumers play? What responsibility will the school systems and parents have to make sure our youth are financially literate? A new feature-length documentary movie, The Secrets of Money, is currently in production to expose the problem and answer these questions. The findings are surprising and shocking and will make viewers see the importance of personal accountability for financial literacy in a new light to avoid financial ruin.

Local businessmen Braun Mincher, Kevin Houchin and David Himot are producing the documentary film in a joint venture. Mincher, Executive Producer, is a successful young entrepreneur who was able to “retire” several years ago at the age of 30 and is also the author of the award-winning book, The Secrets of Money: A Guide for Everyone on Practical Financial Literacy. Houchin is an attorney specializing in intellectual property and business formation and also serves as Art Director and Chief Legal Counsel, and Himot is a respected filmmaker with documentary experience serving as Director.

Some describe the documentary as “Michael Moore meets Super Size Me meets Jay Walking.” Mincher was recently quoted saying “All three of us believe that financial illiteracy levels have grown to epidemic proportions and the ultimate solution will require that high schools teach a semester of personal finance along with Math, English and science” (sadly, only 3 states presently have this requirement). Mincher went on to say “Our goal is to bring a new awareness to the role that individual financial literacy plays in the current economic situation, and to inspire change and action to get financial education classes mandated in every school.”

Filming is expected to take approximately six months and the crew will be traveling to both coasts and everywhere in between interviewing adult consumers, college students, personal finance experts, educators, government officials and others with interesting perspectives on financial literacy. The movie is expected to be released nationwide in May 2009 and will be entered into the Fort Collins TriMedia Film Festival next fall.

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Press Release Submitted On: November 28, 2008 at 7:59 am
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