Video Series: Own Your Money. Own Your Life

Filmed in New York City in 2014 and moderated by blogger and financial educator Tonya Rapley, the Own Your Money/Own Your Life discussion brought together a group of Millennial New Yorkers to talk about the issues they face as they establish their financial independence. Topics ranged from banking options and student loan debt to retirement, career choices and long-term financial goals.

Episode 1: The American Dream

What does the American Dream mean to you?

  • Do you agree with Sean, who thinks the idea of the American Dream in today’s world is a farce?
  • Are you like Misha, who says his definition of the American Dream is more about freedom to do what he wants and less about traditional milestones like owning a home?
  • What do you think of Kerri’s assessment of how Millennials view the American Dream?

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