Broke, Busted & Disgusted is a documentary made in Iowa with a mission to help students graduate from college with less debt. Veridian Credit Union is partnering with the creators of Broke, Busted & Disgusted to make it available for a limited time for free at www.veridiancu.org/bbd. This documentary is well worth your time, and I consider it to be a “must watch” for high school students, college students, and parents.
There is a ton of info packed into this documentary. The stats were so compelling that I felt like I should be taking notes! For example, at the 10:14 minute mark of the video we learn: “In the midst of one of the greatest economic recessions in history, student loan debt rocketed past a trillion dollars, surpassing both credit card debt and car loans.” Wow! There are multiple interviews with college graduates who are trying to manage the repayment of student loans, and there are also interviews with higher education and financial aid experts.
Stats introduced at the 17:00 minute mark of the video illustrate the importance of post-secondary and career planning: “80% of college students change their major at least once, and on average, a student changes their major 3 times, leading to a prolonged and even more expensive education.”
Broke, Busted & Disgusted is a very informative and interesting documentary about the challenges presented by student loan debt. For a limited time, it’s free to watch at: www.veridiancu.org/bbd.
Check it out!