OMG! I’m Broke!

Gone Broke

This morning, the mailman dropped of a box with over 40 Broke DVDs in it. Needless to say, I’ve never been this broke before. Broke is a movie by Michael Covel on how America went broke and who’s to blame. It’s a really good movie and I enjoyed it a lot.

Michael Covel traveled 75,000 miles in the making of this film. He did face-to-face interviews with financial gurus; from Nobel Prize winners to professional poker players to fund managers. From big Wall Street names to real estate agents to ordinary citizens, Covel asks the critical questions: how did we get here and what can we do about it?

Broke: The New American Dream also cracks down on the media influence upon money decisions. It nullifies media hype and Jim Cramer propaganda. It takes a hard look at the state lotteries and draws remarkable parallels to the Social Security system. Most importantly, this film is about hope. We don’t have to behave like sheep and we don’t have to go ‘broke.’ Active and mindful audiences will discover that there is a way out.

Who Want To Be Broke?

While I’m sure no one wants to be broke, I bet many readers will want a copy of Broke. Well, you’re in luck because I’m got to give all these copies away. The first five copies are going to the readers who beat me in that Halloween Slot game. The next batch will go to everyone who shows up to this week’s Dot Com Pho. It may not be as nice a gift as Apple giving us new Macbook Pros, but it’s better than nothing!

If you want a copy of Broke but can’t make Dot Com Pho, then simply reply to this blog post. I’ll draw a few winners this Friday and announce them at Dot Com Pho. Good luck!

Broke – The New American Dream

85 thoughts on “OMG! I’m Broke!”

  1. Sam says:

    Yo, one of u DCPers want to grab me a copy :P, i seriously physically cannot make it. not even same time zone.

    1. John Chow says:

      Too bad! Good luck winning one! 😛

      1. I hope Sally gets a copy. She looks pretty anxious.

        1. Hey Weight …

          Give a serious look … Sally got more than one.

      2. Sam says:

        or u could write me a synopsis. i actually prefer that, that way more of your time, less of mine 😀

      3. ProBlogineer says:

        yeh i want one.. send me plzzzzzzzzzzz
        you are lucky.

  2. tweetfind says:

    I would like a copy John.


  3. Kalvster says:

    Cool, but I don’t think I want to read this. 😀

  4. christian says:

    I don’t wanna be broke but I do want the DVD!

  5. Kim Rowley says:

    “Broke” sounds like an interesting movie – count me in to win one!

    1. James M. says:

      Me too! This must be one helluva movie. Not only is it for entertainment, it is also a financial adviser. I hope it is better than ‘The Secret’.

      1. Yes this one pick the most interesting topic of this decades.

        They should launch it before two months to get maximum benefit.

  6. Benjamin Cip says:

    Good luck yo everyone for winning one…

    1. Why you are not taking part in this ?

  7. Sure, i want a copy of this broke.

    1. Ok … your name also added. Please leave your postal address.

      John note down mine as well 🙂

  8. BenSpark says:

    Hey John, that looks like something pretty interesting. I’d love a copy. Hope I win.

  9. Count me in, I’d like a copy of Broke. Hey, what ever happened to the MacBook Pro you were supposed to win for Ashley?

    1. John Chow says:

      Waiting for the script to be done so I can start the contest.

      1. Script? You mean we will actually have to do something to win the Macbook?

  10. I don’t want a copy, but I do want to see it. And man, I despise Jim Kramer. I’ve been making a living online for 5 years now and I get the feeling no-one is noticing that we are doing this!

  11. LukePeerFly says:

    Hey John. I would love a copy! Seems like a good documentary.

  12. Nicholas says:

    I would like to have a copy!!

  13. Vincent Woon says:

    Yes John put me in the to win a copy !

    ThankS! 🙂

  14. Ms. Freeman says:

    I don’t need a video I’m living it! Thanks 🙂

  15. Cam Birch says:

    I’m interested in winning a copy.

    Then I won’t be broke any more, I’ll have a DVD to comfort me :).

  16. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    Too bad I should spent more time on the Halloween Slot Game and win that. It’s fine, we can still stand a chance to win a copy by leaving a comment here right John? 😉

    (I remembered that I left a comment and it appeared but when I check again and it doesn’t display)

  17. Steve says:

    I wasn’t into it until the clip of Jim Cramer came up and he started yelling about the Fed being Nuts. Classic material.

  18. Nicholas says:

    i just finished playing the slot game, is that too late?

    1. John Chow says:

      Ya, it’s too late. The top five were awarded on the first day.

      1. Nicholas says:

        ouch =\

        oh well… btw, could u tell me what dotcom pho is about?

  19. Kevin Pasco says:

    This is the ONLY time I wanna be broke hahah

  20. KeyOfGrey says:

    Looks like a cool movie! Even if I don’t win it, I’ll probably go rent it

  21. Tim Paulino says:

    Looks interesting, raffle me in!

  22. Wizno says:

    That’s a post title that must convert incredibly well haha. I can’t imagine you actually going broke.

    That movie seems pretty interesting, it’s nice that he talked to such a wide variety of people, instead of a few industry pro’s.

  23. Pam says:

    I’m doing whatever I can to keep from going broke… I’d love to win a copy! thanks 🙂

  24. Sounds like a pretty interesting story; I wouldn’t mind taking a look. Feel free to send one to me =]

  25. Dave Doolin says:

    Sure, why not? I can pass it around to some of my interested friends as well.

  26. Darren says:

    I want one count me in.

  27. Daniel says:

    I would like a copy John.


  28. videostar says:

    I like to take part in the contestsbut do’t like to be broke.

  29. Can oversea readers participate? In that case count me in for the raffle, please! SY

    1. A.P.Scanner says:

      If we do win, I hope John will also handle the freight and handling. 🙂 Hey John, it’s almost Christmas anyway.

    2. John Chow says:

      This contest is open world wide. Anyone can win.

  30. Are you giving this outside the USA?

  31. Blogger says:

    Good investment of time. Keep it up John. I don’t want a copy.

  32. Hey John – I’d love to have one. Count me in!

  33. Seems to me that this will be nice movie to learn how to make financial mistakes.

  34. They send you 40 copies that means they send you almost cost of $800

    Simply great. But no one of blogsphere is talking about this movie … any reason ?

    1. neelmoney says:

      Most of the good things in blogsphere enters from johnchow. let us wait .

  35. Mike Wong says:

    Looks like a great doc. I’d love to be in the raffle, John. Thanks! 🙂

  36. Eric says:

    Sounds interesting enough…but I don’t think I would go out and actually pay money for this one.

  37. Johnn says:

    I’m interested too. Please enter me in the draw.

  38. Gerad says:

    The dvd sounds really cool. Please place me in the drawing, I would love to win a copy.

  39. fas says:

    Entering the draw “)

  40. EarningStep says:

    75,000 miles… fiuh .. that’s a long story… i mean long journey .. great…i am sure i will not get the copy… lol

    1. Gina says:

      I still have to blame those a hole on wallstreet. They’re killing us americans. It’s horrible.

    2. Lee Ka Hoong says:

      Why not get the copy Jeandsen? I would get it if I win a copy. 😀

      1. neelmoney says:

        John is telling everyone it is a nice movie.Then why people you are waiting for to get a free one? Buy it ,and if you like it give me free one.

  41. Broke looks like something worth watching.

    Ironically, the guy probably lost a ton of money making this film.

  42. Alex says:

    Nice, would love a copy of this DVD. John do every come down to Toronto. Let’s have a Toronto Pho plenty of Pho around here.

  43. Patrick says:

    I’ll take one!

  44. sounds like a good watch! hope I win a copy.

  45. James says:

    Sounds like an interesting movie, John. I’d love a copy.

    BTW if you ever make it to Santa Cruz, CA we have some really good Pho at Santa Cruz Diner.

  46. Is it worth watching John?

  47. AJ Liggins says:

    id like a copy of broke

  48. Nik says:

    How do winners of the Hallowe’en contest collect the dvd? Shall I email you a shipping address?

  49. Ryan says:

    I’d love one of these DVD’s, love to talk about money!

  50. Heather says:

    My goal is to help people learn ways to make residual income. I’d love a copy! Pick me!!!

  51. neelmoney says:

    After counting the BROKE in the picture I got that there are only 32

    1. John Chow says:

      Well, you missed counted. There’s 40 in the pic.

      1. neelmoney says:

        Oh !! really amazing, this picture also creates some illusion while counting.

  52. Ugh, I was too late on the slots. I have no idea how I missed that post… at least I did other things while playing slots.
    Sign me up for the raffle if you please.

  53. Charles says:

    John — as usual I appreciate your blog, your personality and your outlook on life — you teach us good lessons. Hope this counts as a valid entry for “Broke.”

  54. videostar says:

    I am eager to watch it and learn the plot.

  55. Brian says:

    Good luck winning one

  56. MLDina says:

    I’ve heard about this movie but haven’t had a chance to check it out yet. Have you watched it? Let me know if it’s worth the rental- the subject is certainly interesting.

  57. Sign me up! Would love the video.

  58. cris chico says:

    gimme gimme gimme

    put me up on the drawing

  59. I’d love a copy myself, but the joke is that the cost of shipping to South Africa will most propably exceed the value of the DVD. The joys of living on the backside of the friggen planet! Eish!

  60. This is a movie I heard about and thought of getting. It’s amazing the info that’s brought up.

  61. Hi John, first timer on your website – and I want one DVD already, if you still have some. 😀

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