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Opportunity Knocks

Jean Chatzky, Patrice Washington and Louis Barajas star as Opportunity Coaches guiding families to build better lives. Along the way viewers inspired by the journey learn how they too can overcome financial challenges. Opportunity Knock$ when families living paycheck to paycheck see it is possible to achieve the American dream.

The Families Meet

26m 45s

The families fly to Los Angeles for a meeting with The Opportunity Coaches and host Ronaldo Hardy, the families share updates on their financial journeys. Coaches ask hard questions to see if the changes will stick.

Episodes

  • The Families Meet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Families Meet

    S2 E212 - 26m 45s

    The families fly to Los Angeles for a meeting with The Opportunity Coaches and host Ronaldo Hardy, the families share updates on their financial journeys. Coaches ask hard questions to see if the changes will stick.

  • Significant Change: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Significant Change

    S2 E211 - 26m 45s

    The families’ lives are all headed in the right direction. They continue to meet local nonprofits and CDFIS. By successfully following their financial plans we now see significant changes for the families. But will they reach their goals?

  • Tools for Success: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tools for Success

    S2 E210 - 26m 45s

    The families continue to meet with local nonprofits and CDFIS. Using what they learned from their Opportunity Coaches, the families now have all the tools they need to succeed on their own.

  • The Coaches Return: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Coaches Return

    S2 E209 - 26m 45s

    The Opportunity Coaches return to help our families strengthen their financial resilience and show them new tools and resources in their communities. Tanda and Donnell meet with a local nonprofit to learn about financial empowerment. Patrice meets with Erika and her mom and helps them both find new local resources. Nicole takes a courageous step on the path to financial freedom.

  • Reaching Goals: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Reaching Goals

    S2 E208 - 26m 45s

    The families share big wins with their Opportunity Coaches and their loved ones. Erika meets with a local nonprofit to learn how to build her business. Lynette, Omar and Jailyn visit the Seattle Culinary Academy. Wes & Maegan begin using a new tool called The Opportunity Coach for day-to-day guidance and support.

  • Big Dream$: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Big Dream$

    S2 E207 - 26m 45s

    The families share their dreams and meet with resources in their community and continue their progress to become more financially resilient using tips provided by coaches. For some it’s harder than others

  • Help from Predatory Loans: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Help from Predatory Loans

    S2 E206 - 26m 45s

    The families meet with local nonprofits and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and not-for-profit credit unions to eliminate high interest credit card debt and predatory loans.

  • Finding Resources: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Finding Resources

    S2 E205 - 26m 45s

    The six families get to work on homework assigned by their coaches. They also use The Opportunity Finder to identify help from nonprofits in their communities.

  • Opportunity Finder to the Rescue: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Opportunity Finder to the Rescue

    S2 E204 - 26m 46s

    The coaches know from experience that the families need more than advice to overcome their challenges. They introduce the families to The Opportunity Finder. Jean has a heart to heart with Wes & Maegan in Columbus. The families build financial resilience by using tools provided by their Opportunity Coaches Jean Chatzky, Louis Barajas, and Patrice Washington.

  • The Pain of Foreclosure and Bankruptcy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Pain of Foreclosure and Bankruptcy

    S2 E203 - 26m 45s

    A single mom in El Paso, TX, a young family in Baton Rouge, LA about to lose their home, and a veteran in Washington D.C. on the brink of bankruptcy need help. Opportunity Coaches Jean Chatzky, Louis Barajas, and Patrice Washington arrive just in time.

  • Eviction & Predatory Loans: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Eviction & Predatory Loans

    S2 E202 - 26m 45s

    Parents worried about eviction from their apartment in Columbus, Ohio, a second marriage and blended family in Seattle, WA, and cancer survivor in New Orleans all share one goal. They need immediate help beating the system to turn their financial lives around. Finally help arrives when Jean Chatzky, Louis Barajas and Patrice Washington visit their homes. Is it too late?

  • Meet the Families: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Meet the Families

    S2 E201 - 26m 45s

    Six families living on the edge of financial disaster need solutions, desire stability and help. They also fear the hard truth when help arrives. Can they overcome the stigma and unfair shame or will they continue to suffer in silence when they meet their financial coaches?

Schedule

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    Opportunity Knocks

    The Coaches Return

    Sunday
    Jul 21

    30 Minutes

    The coaches return to help the families strengthen their financial resilience and show them new tools and resources in their communities; Tanda and Donnell learn about financial empowerment.
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    The Families Meet

    Wednesday
    Jul 24

    30 Minutes

    The families meet the coaches in LA and provide updates on their financial journeys.
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    Opportunity Knocks

    Winning Financial Journeys

    Saturday
    Jul 27

    30 Minutes

    The coaches meet with all six families to discuss how they can reach beyond their original goals.
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    Opportunity Knocks

    Tools for Success

    Sunday
    Jul 28

    30 Minutes

    The families continue to meet with local nonprofits and CDFIs; using what they learned from their coaches, the families have all the tools they need to succeed on their own.
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    Opportunity Knocks

    Winning Financial Journeys

    Wednesday
    Jul 31

    30 Minutes

    The coaches meet with all six families to discuss how they can reach beyond their original goals.
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    Opportunity Knocks

    Saturday
    Aug 3

    30 Minutes

    Six families are paired with three experts who offer financial guidance.

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