A friend of mine is working on a reality TV show where people in financial straights receive a money makeover. They are looking for people to be on the show and are taking story submissions.

Currently we are conducting a nationwide search for unusual, extreme, entertaining, and heartfelt stories about real money messes from young, funny, outgoing and interesting people.

Are you up to your eyeballs in debt? Do you think you dream car is out of reach? Are you a college student longing to buy your first real estate investment property? Are you a shop-a-holic? Did you declare personal bankruptcy at age 25 and are now trying to get back on your feet but feel like you can%u2019t even stand up. Engaged to be married to someone with totally opposite views about money? Wishing to start your own business but have no idea where to start? About to start a new job in New York City and your projected rent is more than your annual salary?

Tell us about it we can help! If you or someone you know is in dire need of a financial makeover, or if you feel your financial predicament is unusual or dramatic enough to capture America's hearts, we want to hear your story and we want to help. Contestants will receive personal financial coaching and some contestants will receive financial assistance. Peter also wrote the excellent personal finance book for young people, Getting Loaded.