Share Money Problems With Today Show, Get Famous, Buy Gold Mansion

NBC’s TODAY show has a new series called “Make Your Life Better TODAY,” and they’re asking viewers to send in their personal finance questions so they can address them on-air: “Whether you’re single or married; young or old, we want to know your concerns about debt, retirement, investments, savings and more.” If you fit one of the following scenarios, they might even want to bring you on the show to find out who your baby daddy is. Or maybe so Ellen can cry at you? Something like that—all that daytime TV sort of blurs together.

If any of these scenarios listed below describes you or your family, and you would like to share your story with us live on the TODAY show, then write to us with details and questions relating to your financial situation.

  • Are you a married couple that has been living beyond your means? Are you in debt, and don’t know how to climb out?
  • Are you a married couple that is nearing retirement or recently retired and trying to figure out how to continue to live comfortably without the same flow of income?
  • Are you a married couple between the ages of 45 and 60 who feels like you are playing catch-up when it comes to retirement savings?
  • Are you a married couple who is expecting your first child, or who has one or more young children at home, and you have no idea how to plan for their financial future (including college)?
  • Are you a single female in your late 20s to mid 30s who is trying to balance college loan payments and saving for retirement with having enough money to enjoy life?
  • Are you a single or married person of any age whose parents have come to you for financial assistance? Is this putting a strain on your own finances?

“Do you have questions about personal finance?” [MSNBC]
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  1. iamlost26 says:

    I do believe this list includes everyone in the United States.

    Except maybe Bill Gates.

  2. vex says:

    Hmm…no opening for: “Are you saving for retirement, spending less than you earn, and making your money work for you?”

  3. XTC46 says:

    @iamlost26: and single men… All but the last either specify married or female. The last probably doesn’t include everyone since many parents wouldn’t ask their kids for money.

  4. dohtem says:

    Ben Popken, you are the father of the baby!

  5. iamlost26 says:

    @xtc46: I wasn’t reading the generalizations very clearly. Apparently I’m not welcome because I’m male =(. The second to last would definitely have applied to me if I was female. Perhaps men don’t need to enjoy life.

  6. castlecraver says:

    I guess being 30-ish and balancing loan payments, savings, and spending is only a compelling story if you’re female. Who knew?

  7. XTC46 says:

    @iamlost26: Maybe they are implying that women are not as as fiscally responsible as men! I demand the consumerist take action against this OBVIOUS injustice!

    /conspiracy theory

  8. Tzepish says:

    @vex: Not everyone is as lucky as you or I.

  9. ogman says:

    What’s with the sexist “single female” crap??!!

  10. BigNutty says:

    So how much do you get paid for showing up?

  11. ColdNorth says:

    I’m guessing you could probably fit all the “young” single men who watch the Today show into the back of a Mini Cooper.

  12. alk509 says:

    @Chris Walters:

    Or maybe so Ellen can cry at you”

    LMAO! Cry at you! At you! I just about shit myself laughing!

  13. drjayphd says:

    @ColdNorth: Or single people in general, for that matter… four of the six categories are for married couples.

  14. tedyc03 says:

    @ColdNorth: What’s the Today show?

  15. anatak says:

    And approximately who is answering the questions?