Apr. 14 | SCREENING: Thinking Money

Apr 7, 2015

FREE – Tuesday, Apr. 14, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on why we spend, why we save (or don't), and how we think about money. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

This month, WKAR presents a free screening of Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions. The television program uses a mix of humor, on-the-street interviews and provocative insights from innovative thinkers to explore why we spend, why we save (or don't), and how we think about money. The evening is sponsored by the University Club of MSU and includes panel discussion and Q&A with financial experts from the mid-Michigan area.

The free screening takes place Tuesday, Apr. 14 at 7 p.m. at the MSU Henry Center. The event is free, but online reservations are required.

The screening and conversation will also be webcast live here at wkar.org.

Panelists for the evening include April Clobes, MSU Federal Credit Union; Tiffany Dowling, M3 Group;  Stephen Hicks, Siena Wealth Advisors; and Debra van Hevele, Comerica Bank. The discussion will be moderated by Erica Tobe, extension specialist in human development and family studies at MSU.

Free with Reservation

This event is free, but registration is required. | RESERVE SEATS HERE


WKAR Screening: Thinking Money takes  place at: James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910.

Map and Directions

More About Thinking Money

Thinking Money follows host Dave Coyne from Wall Street to Main Street, and from Yale to the Santa Barbara wine country, to find out how our brains — and the marketplace — maneuver to get us to spend money we shouldn't. It's a mix of fascinating theory and practical takeaways.

Behavioral economists have found we all have a natural desire to buy things even though our long-term futures depend on saving, not spending. An unrealistic optimism about our future wealth — a bias towards overconfidence — combined with an illusion of invulnerability make us not just poor savers, but more susceptible to fraud and risky investments. In the documentary, we learn these natural biases tend to affect us most when we are dealing with complex, long-term decisions.

On the Air

Thinking Money airs on Monday, April 20 at 10 p.m. on WKAR-HD and Thursday, April 23, at 11 p.m. on WKAR World.

Made Possible By

This free screening is presented by WKAR in partnership with Comerica Bank, M3 Group, MSU Federal Credit Union, Siena Wealth Advisors, and University Club of MSU and made possible by a grant from Maryland Public Television. “Thinking Money” is produced by Rocket Media Group in association with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Maryland Public Television.