Til Debt Do Us Part
On Next: Today at 9|8c PM
With ninety percent of marriages breaking up because of money problems, it's no surprise that many couples are in desperate need of help tackling their financial issues. In Til Debt Do Us Part, renowned financial author and columnist, Gail Vaz-Oxlade takes a tough-love approach to getting couples in financial crisis to face reality. With the sensitivity of a therapist and the toughness of a CFO, Gail asks hard questions and pushes couples to face each other and reality. Some couples are on the verge of bankruptcy - others are just getting by, but headed for disaster - either way, they all learn how to work their way out of debt and get the skills they need to plan for their financial future.
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Today at 9|8c PM
Like many other young couples today, Candice & Clint want it all, and they want it now. Theyre both guilty of the typical spending crimes financing multiple cars, eating out, electronics, entertaining, purchasing home furnishings and over extending themselves on a mortgage they cant afford. But what sets them apart from other young couples is the sheer amount of debt $80,000 which theyve racked up in five short years. Now, the debt is threatening their ability to start a family. Candice feels powerless to stop her husbands spending. Unless Gail can get fun-loving Clint to focus on whats really important, these childhood sweethearts could end up apart.
Today at 9:30|8:30c PM
Daniela and Rachel are total opposites in their attitudes towards money. When Daniela gets cash, shes like a kid in a candy store. Her wife, Rachel says shed rather go without. What they have in common is over $54,000 in debt. Impulsive spending on big-ticket items with no plan for repayment has landed Rachel and Daniela in serious debt. Gail needs to get these opposites on the same page or there wont be a happily-ever-after for these newlyweds. Gail challenges them to make a five-year plan that will prioritize their goals of paying off their home and starting a family.
Tomorrow at 9|8c PM
20-somethings Jeff and Tara are both Social Workers who spend a lot of time giving. Providing primary support care for a teen, they have nearly all of their housing costs covered, but they still manage to fritter away their income on over-the-top weekends where they maximize their quality time together. They dream about one-day tying the knot but with debt of nearly $90,000, their dreams are on hold. Tara wants Jeff to get serious and start controlling his impulses, while Jeff wants Tara to recognize the benefits of their current living situation and figure out how to make a dent in her massive student loans. Getting this couple on the road to adulthood requires teamwork and trust. Gail finds ways for Jeff and Tara to stop stalling and start supporting.