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Money Smart Guy Matthew Sapaula to Serve as Chicago Financial Coach on MSN Money Personal Finance Reality Show

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Big news everyone! I’ve been so excited to share this with you for months, but I have been under “embargo”.  (A new PR word I learned that means: shut your mouth until the people who write the big checks, let you).

Throughout the summer, I have been in production filming a new online reality show around the areas of personal finance, saving and investing.  Oh mang!  I have signed on for three seasons for The Invested Life which airs online at MSN Money beginning October 2010 to June 2011, sponsored by TD Ameritrade.  They have taken seven independent financial experts from seven cities: Denver, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Portland, New York and of course, Chicago!  Our role is to serve as a financial coach to a client assigned to us during each season.  You’ll be able to watch and learn from both perspectives, a financial coach and a client, how the process of dealing with personal financial issues are managed.

Why an online reality show about money?  It’s a unique way to reach and help investors when they need it the most.  Many people feel financially confused, isolated and somewhat powerless.  This will help more people take control of their financial futures.  It is relatable, educational, innovative and real time!

I’ve been a huge advocate of increasing financial literacy in our community for years. My involvement in this personal finance reality show gives me a greater platform to teach and educate so that many more people can make wiser financial decisions…I’m FIRED UP! And I hope you are too!  Ironically as it may sound, money is far more than just a logical, mathematical process.  Money issues are one of the deepest, darkest things many people like to hide or talk least about.  I hope that you get to learn from this reality show how to better handle financial scenarios in dealing with retirement, taxes, real estate, managing debt, saving for college and of course, investing!

Here’ the trailer:

And here’s my Chicago Financial Coach video bio:

Also, I will be tracking those of you who join our Facebook community page and interact on Twitter and share these episodes to your friends as well!  I am planning on some special events with high profile, influential friends that I will only be revealing on these social media outlets.  Plus, those who are the most active in retweeting and sharing videos with their friends get VIP invitation from me and the Money Smart/Real Estate on Radio team!

If you want to get ahead financially, it is important of who you surround yourself with, the books you read and the events you attend…therefore I am giving you heads up!  I’d love to include you in our Money Smart Community!!

Each week, there will be a new “webisode” on MSN Money’s The Invested Life.  You can track the coaches and clients you feel best match you or people you know, with the financial scenarios that are presented.

I hope you enjoy it!  This is gonna be phenomenal!!

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