The Briefcase features families experiencing financial setbacks who are given a large sum of money
and told to make a potentially life-altering decision.
That is the decision these families will be faced with during this season of The Briefcase.
They can keep all of the money for themselves, or give all or part of it to another family in need.
What would you do? Given your present financial situation? Are your core values telling you to share while your financial difficulties are telling you this is the answer to all of your financial wishes? These are the twist and turns, questions and very real decisions real American families, everyday people like me and you will decide.
Definitely not an easy decision because as I’m sure we are all aware regardless of how bad we THINK we’re doing, it’s always someone in the world that’s doing far worse than we are. What does it say about your values and character if you decide to keep all of the money? We walk by people everyday with signs who say they’re homeless and ask for spare change. Do we help each and every one of them, every time?
It’s different when you’re asked to make these life-changing decisions in front of the camera’s on National TV does that affect your decision? If your husband had a heart attack at age 38 and was unable to support his family would you give money to an Iraq War Veteran who lost his leg who has a family and a baby on the way? Tough decisions that require a bit of soul searching, right? Could you make the right choice when The Briefcase of money is in front of you and you have 72 hours to make the decision?
Watch the Trailer of The Briefcase
week, two families have 72 hours to learn details about each others
challenging circumstances and make the weighty decision of what to do
with $101,000. However, what they don’t know is that the family with
whom they are considering sharing this financial windfall received an
identical briefcase with the same instructions. Throughout their
journeys, relationships within both families will be tested and beliefs
questioned as they find out what really matters most in their lives, and
how much importance they place on values such as love, generosity,
compassion and faith.
Like no other “Reality TV” show I’ve ever seen I was hooked from beginning to the end. I watched, I questioned, and I enjoyed, The Briefcase. It made me think about my own core values and what I may do, given that opportunity. I feel this is “Reality” at it’s BEST. Unscripted, true life people changing lives and against all odds making decisions that not only affect their lives but lives of others. Could you do it?
Who will be watching The Briefcase on CBS Wednesday May 27, with me?