Netflix 'Money, Explained': Air time, how to live-stream, plot, cast and all you need to know about docuseries on all things money

Netflix 'Money, Explained': Air time, how to live-stream, plot, cast and all you need to know about docuseries on all things money
Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, as seen in the trailer of 'Money, Explained' (Netflix)

What is your idea of being financially free? Is it making millions or just staying out of debt? In today's day and age, where increasing credit card debt is the norm, escaping the highs and lows of making money isn't uncommon.

'Money, Explained' is a Netflix docuseries that deep-dives into just how money works, from scams to debit, from investments to loans and everything in between.

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Air date

'Money, Explained' premieres on Netflix on May 11.

How to live-stream

You can live-stream the documentary on Netflix.



Narrated by an eclectic cast that consists of Tiffany Haddish, Bobby Cannavale, Edie Falco, Jane Lynch and Marcia Gay Harden, Netflix and Vox bring you 'Money, Explained,' a docuseries that helps you gain insight into debts, loans, savings, 401k, scams, cryptocurrency and everything in between. The series features insights into how credit card companies function while profiting off their consumers, a look at how people save and spend their money and get robbed through scams we've seen time and again. If you've been thinking of the larger picture, here's a good place to start -- understanding what happens behind the scenes.



Tiffany Haddish

Having had a tough childhood growing up, Haddish turned to comedy at the age of 17, as an outlet to deal with her pain, seeing that her social worker told her it was either that or psychiatric therapy. With her flair for acting and knack for making people laugh, Haddish began to do exceedingly well in the comedy circuit.

Her first recurring role came as Nekeisha, the semi-estranged wife of Bobby Carmichael on 'The Carmichael Show.' She then went on to co-star opposite Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the comedy film 'Keanu.' She went on to become a household name when she starred in the movie 'Girls Trip,' alongside a star cast that consisted of Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah.


After the movie, Haddish's career took off, she went on an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, having hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live, making her the first African-American female stand-up comedian to do so. She also won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for 'Black Mitzvah' in 2021.



Bobby Cannavale

Robert Michael Cannavale is an actor featured in shows such as 'Third Watch,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Vinyl,' 'Will & Grace,' 'Mr. Robot' and 'Master of None.' Cannavale has won two Emmys, for his role as Officer Vincent 'Vince' D'Angelo in 'Will & Grace,' where he won the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.


He also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Gyp Rossetti in HBO's 'Broadwalk Empire.' He's subsequently been nominated for two Tony awards as well the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, for his work in 'Mauritius' and 'The Motherf***r with the Hat.' Some of his other works include 'Ant-Man,' 'I, Tonya,' 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,' and 'The Irishman.'



Edie Falco

Edie Falco is an actress, her most notable role being that of Carmelo Soprano on the series 'The Sopranos.' Over the course of her career, she's earned multiple nominations, including six Emmy nominations, out of which she won three for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She also went on to win two Golden Globes and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. She also played the role of Nurse Jackie Payton on Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie,' for which she earned another six Emmy nominations and one win for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy.


Her 14th nomination came for her portrayal of Leslie Abramson in the series 'Law & Order True Crime', she was nominated for 'Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.'

Actress Edie Falco will be a part of the cast of 'Money, Explained'. (Getty Images)

Jane Lynch

Jane Marie Lynch is an actress, who's most notable role is her portrayal of Sue Sylvester Fox's 'Glee,' where she the coach of the cheerleading team and was initially seen as the show's main protagonist. She also has a recurring role on 'Two and a Half Men,' a role for while she received an Emmy nomination. She has also been a part of series such a 'Criminal Minds,' 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' and was the host of 'Hollywood Game Night,' which won her two Emmy Awards.


She's also starred in a range of comedy movies, such as, 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin,' 'Paul,' and 'The Three Stooges.' She has also done voiceover roles, for animated movies such as 'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,' 'Shrek Forever After,' 'Rio,' 'Wreck-It Ralph,' 'Ralph Breaks the Internet.'



Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden is an actress who has starred in movies such as 'Used People,' 'The First Wives Club,' and 'Flubber,' opposite Robin Williams. Her performance as Lee Crasner in 'Pollock' led to her winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other works include movies such as 'American Gun,' and 'The Mist,' and 'Into the Wild.' Harden's television roles include Dr Leanne Rorish on 'Code Black' and attorney Rebecca Halliday in 'The Newsroom.'




Spend it or save it -- your attitude towards money dictates your lifestyle. However, now more so than ever, your choices decide if you're going to be riddled with debt or living comfortably.


Unfortunately, more often than not, the former scenario is likely. As Jane Lynch puts it, money is "a powerful tool. But it's no accident that so many of us are struggling with debt, it's how the whole game was designed."

'Money, Explained,' deep-dives into just how we hand our hard-earned cash -- from dealing with credit cards to student loans to trading and more. Be it gambling to make a quick buck or finding yourself in a pyramid scheme, more often than not, bad decisions concerning cash as the norm.


As per the trailer shared by Netflix, the caption reads -- 'We spend it, borrow it and save it. Now let's talk about money and its many minefields, from credit cards to casinos, scammers to student loans.'



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