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 wasnâ€™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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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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