A new docuseries from That 70s Show and Punk’d star Ashton Kutcher (pictured) tackles America’s growing student debt crisis for free digital entertainment network Crackle.
Over 44 million Americans collectively owe US$1.5 trillion in federal student loan debt, compounded by the bills and poor job prospects awaiting new graduates when they leave campus.
Going from Broke follows education tech company Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig and financial expert Danetha Doe as they work with struggling millennials in Los Angeles, helping them develop new habits and gain financial confidence.
Joining the hosts are several leading and trusted experts, including award-winning personal finance journalist Jean Chatzky and bestselling author and podcast reporter Farnoosh Tarobi.
The 10 x 30-minute docuseries is produced by Matador Content and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Ashton Kutcher, William J. Rouhana Jr. and Michael Winter serve as executive producers for Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Joel Relampagos and Jerry Carita serve as EPs for Matador.
“The student debt crisis in America is devastating to young people and their families,” said Rosensweig in a statement. “We need real solutions, in real time, to end the vicious cycle of debt and get hardworking young people on the road to financial freedom. My hope is that the stories in this show shine a light on the crippling impact debt and financial instability has on our kids, our future workforce, and our economy.”
Going from Broke launches on Crackle Oct. 17.
Watch the trailer below: