Link: Street Cents got lost in the paradigm shift of the mid-2000s, leaving the next generation without valuable lessons

From Amy McNeill of the National Post:

Link: Street Cents got lost in the paradigm shift of the mid-2000s, leaving the next generation without valuable lessons
Looking at my rapidly declining bank balance, I remember that it wasn’t always this way. Whatever happened to that fiscally responsible teenager who never made an impulse buy and always accounted for every dollar? Then, it occurs to me: when trendy advertisements tried to empty my pocket as a young adult, Street Cents was always there to save the day. Continue reading.

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One thought on “Link: Street Cents got lost in the paradigm shift of the mid-2000s, leaving the next generation without valuable lessons”

  1. I watched Street Cents back in the day and I still remember the episode where they tested out razors on underarms. I enjoyed the show. I also enjoyed Jonovision which talked about teen issues.

    Looking at my kids, ages 0, 5 and 7, I can see that there are almost too much choices for tv. Because I live in a datacapped household, my kids can’t stick to Youtube and Netflix, their preferences. Instead, my 7-year-old demands YTV and my 5-year–old demands Treehouse and sometimes I comply. I think if we had unlimited data internet, they’d abandon broadcast tv altogether which speaks to the paradigm shift mentioned in the above article. However, I think a show like Street Cents could do well on a format like Youtube. My kids spend their Youtube time watching videos of people testing out and reviewing toys. We were in Walmart shopping for my daughter’s friend’s birthday and I suggested we get this cat thing for a gift but she said it was a waste of money because she said it broke right away for the person on Youtube.

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