This month's brief is from
Vignesh Seshadri
of Droga5 NYC

Submit by
MAR 15th, 2018
11:59 EST

 

Money 4 dummies

Money — it's one of the most important things in your life. It's what you work your entire life for, what you pass down to your children, and it defines how much your time is worth. So how come so many of us don't know a damn thing about it?

When I finally started working, I was so happy. I had worked and studied so hard so that I could finally make money, and now I was doing it. But then I started saving, and I realized I had no idea what to do with it. I didn’t know how to invest. No one taught me. How does the stock market actually work? How does a 401k works? What's an index fund? Is real estate a good investment? And WTF is bitcoin? Is investing during a recession a bad idea, or a good one? Are mutual funds safe?

Is it really that hard? I don't think so. I just wish someone had taught me because it was an additional learning curve on top of my actual job. 
I'm hoping you guys can further educate me, while also educating yourselves. So, my brief is:

Make an entertaining piece of content that teaches kids/adults about money and finance.

It could be literally anything. A funny video series, A catchy series of songs perhaps, an improvised sketch, a photo series with funny words on it, a meme, an Instagram account, a serious Shakespearean play but with accountants instead of kings?

All it has to do is educate me on one particular side of finance, and not be boring. If you make me smarter about finance and I sit through your entire entry, you win. Go!

References: 
There are already some great resources for you guys to learn/take inspiration from.

https://brokemillennial.com/blog/

https://www.vox.com/videos/2018/1/12/16880952/tax-law-explained-with-cereal

 

 

 

 

Vignesh Seshadri
Droga5, NYC

Vignesh Seshadri
 

vignesh seshadri is currently
- 27 years old
- an art director at droga5
- in new york
- asleep and possibly hungry
- a professor at MAS NY