Financial makeover series which really does make a difference!
'Show Me The Money' is a TV financial makeover series which, in 2005, is now in its second season. Independently produced by Agtel for the national broadcasting company (Radio Telefis Eireann), it details the (financial) lives of its contributors. The presenter, Eddie Hobbs -also listed in the IMDb - assists the contributors to achieve their long-term financial goals, such as saving to purchase a home, relocating to an eco-village, spending less time at work, or simply living within their means. Shot entirely on DV, sometimes hand-held for added intimacy and realism, Rachael Moriarty carefully establishes the stories, explores the difficulties and catalogs the resolutions, while seamlessly integrating Eddie Hobbs' detailed financial expertise. At times the viewer is astounded by the financial naiveté of the contributors, and at others, is astounded by Eddie's financial genius... yet thanks to Rachael's careful editing, the series manages to be neither non-judgmental nor overloaded with financial jargon. A real breath of fresh air in lifestyle programming, and a deserving winner of the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Lifestyle Series for its first series broadcast in 2004.
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