DINA DREAMS OF BECOMING A RICH AND FAMOUS ACTRESS, BUT HAS ONLY
MANAGED TO MOOCH OFF HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY. CAN HER MOM AND UNCLE
GET HER TO CHANGE HER WAYS? "BANK OF MOM & DAD," AIRS WEDNESDAY,
OCTOBER 14 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON SOAPNET
It's a Matter of Life or Debt
Money Coach Farnoosh Torabi, Author of "You're So Money: Live Rich Even When You're Not,"
Helps Advise the Young Women on Their Out-of-Control Spending Habits
"Dina" � Twenty-four-year-old Dina ditched veterinary school to pursue a vague dream of becoming a model/actress. Bringing in less than $7000 per year, she mooches off of her boyfriend, friends and family members, sleeping on their couches and borrowing money she promises she'll pay back when she becomes rich and famous. Meanwhile, creditors are harassing her for the almost $20,000 she owes in back fees, and her boyfriend and friends are this close to cutting her out of their lives. With the help of money coach Farnoosh Torabi, Dina's mother and uncle move in with Dina to try and get her to confront her spending, set a budget and get a job before she loses it all. "Bank of Mom & Dad" airs WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 (10:00 p.m. � 11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on SOAPnet.
Adapted from a BBC format, "Bank of Mom & Dad" each week will visit a young adult woman with a wayward lifestyle and out-of-control spending habits who has to go through a major reality check as she faces up to her debt. With the help of Farnoosh, Mom & Dad will move in for one week, taking total control in an emotionally charged intervention where the parents have to approve every dollar spent. Best known for her work in Seventeen Magazine and on Quicken Online, WalletPop (AOL), MSNBC and CNN, Farnoosh ("You're So Money") will help plan a road map for change and the tools to make it happen.
"Bank of Mom & Dad" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Allison Wallach and Bob Kirsh serve as executive producers. BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the U.S., BBC Worldwide Productions, one of BBC Worldwide's seven core businesses, is based in Los Angeles and New York. It is responsible for the smash hit �Dancing with the Stars� and develops scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks.