~Spent: Looking for Change~

One of the most powerfully moving works of documentary storytelling, that I have ever seen. Watch it.


Spent: Looking for Change is a film about everyday Americans without the financial options most of us take for granted and the movement giving them renewed hope. We invite you to view the full documentary for free on The Young Turks’ YouTube channel, American Express’ YouTube channel, and here at SpentMovie.com, and share your thoughts on social media using #Spent or #LookingForChange.

Turning to pawn shops, check cashing services, and using payday loans to meet basic financial needs can be costly for many of us, with $89 billion a year going to fees and interest1 for using these types of alternative financial services.

It’s time for change. New technology, new ideas and encouraging dialogue around this issue can help make managing money simple and more affordable.

American Express is sponsoring this documentary to help improve financial inclusion in the U.S. Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim is the executive producer of the documentary which is narrated by Tyler Perry and directed by Derek Doneen.

American Express is also spearheading several initiatives to drive innovation in financial services to help improve the financial options available to those who are financially underserved. Find out more and take action.

The film will be available online for free, providing anyone the opportunity to watch, engage in conversation, and join in on helping to spread awareness or work towards building better solutions.

1Source: CFSI, November 2013 Market Sizing Report


~Only In Adventure~


“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves — in finding themselves.”

~André Gide (1869-1951) – Journals: 1914-1927, tr. Justin O’Brien, First Illinois Paperback, 2000, Journal 1924, 26 October, p. 355.

~You Have To Go~


Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Thank You.

I believe someday, I will be.

The day I can pay you back, will be the only other day that you will hear from me.

I understand.

Do great things with your life.

Thank you for being a part of mine.


“If  people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.”

~Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

~The Fine Mist of The Night~


“I love to watch the fine mist of the night come on,
The windows and the stars illumined, one by one,
The rivers of dark smoke pour upward lazily,
And the moon rise and turn them silver. I shall see
The springs, the summers, and the autumns slowly pass;
And when old Winter puts his blank face to the glass,
I shall close all my shutters, pull the curtains tight,
And build me stately palaces by candlelight.”

~Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal