On the oprah network there is a show I just starting watching called million dollar neighbourhood..set in Aldergrove a town about 30mins away from me! It was identified as a town with more then average debt per household. So they are doing a series of challenges with decreasing their debt and increasing net worth. I think they have to meet a 100,000 goal per week. Also face their financial demons.. last week they got all their recreational toys..like boats etc taken away since they aren't paid for to make a point ..the challenge was to have a big community garage sale for each family to raise $1000 each.
Of course there is personal stories mixed in there too. Once a week they get to decide to gift one family $10,000 per week. neat show ..lots to learn.
This week is about bartering exchanging skills ..riding lessons for haircut and colour for example.