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Families wanted for Channel 4's new personal finance TV programme

The makers of popular televsion programmes including Question Time and Robot Wars is on the lookout for families keen to take part in a new prime time TV programme about personal finance.

Channel 4's new one-off personal finance feature will compare two families with very different lives. The families will have the unique opportunity to explore each other's homes, budgets and lifestyle choices in an enlightening peer review format.

The show's creator, Mentorn Media, is currently casting for the show, and is looking for families with a frugal approach to budgeting, who save as much money as possible, as well as families who live more extravagantly, preferring to save less and spend more, and who possibly struggle to curb their spending habits.

In each family, at least one member will feel a change is needed in their own lifestyle and relish the chance to explore another family's life.

This fascinating programme will provide a fresh insight into how we choose to spend our wages and answer some of our most burning questions: Where does our money go? How can people afford to live a certain way? What is the key to successful spending?

The families will learn a great deal from each other, sample different spending habits, have their own money choices challenged, and maybe even the opportunity to change them. The aim is that viewers, as well as the participants, will be informed and inspired by learning helpful money management tips along the way.

With the average UK household spending rising and the median household disposable income continuing to rise also, this year estimated at £26,400 by the ONS, £700 more than the previous year, now is the perfect time to explore family budgeting and spending habits in greater depth.

There is no pressure to take part at the initial enquiry stage and interested parties can contact the casting team at Mentorn Media on 020 7258 6877 or email differentlives@mentorn.tv.