November 1, 2013 at 6:48 pm
It’s like a reality series where they look at three families and assign a financial specialist to taylor their lives through budgeting in order to get themselves out of debt. It’s a lot like what I think the DR pilot will be like. By the way, what’s the latest on the project…
does anyone know? Todd
November 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm
I’ve seen bits and pieces of this week (is it a re-run? wondered what the cost of those dvds are she’s selling!) ..
I’m amazed at some of the couples ..
talk about OUT OF CONTROL! But they are SO brave to come forward and tell their stories ..
hopefully a lot of other ‘debt-slaves’ will follow their lead and realize it as a problem and ‘get on board’ I’m excited for them and have been encouraged by many of the principles their ‘coaches’ are suggesting ..
I did think the one lady was overplaying the ‘credit score’ importance ..
that was the first thing she had the one family do was to pull their score and tell them they’d be looking at it ‘quite a bit’ during the year — on the other hand, i guess it was a ‘good thing’ as it pointed out some of their debt they didn’t even know they had! yikes! Not sure what the ‘status’ is of DRs show this fall ..
he seems to be ‘casual’ about it saying if it’s just a one-shot thing they’ll call it a ‘special’ and if it goes beyond that he figures it’s a real ‘show’ ..
November 1, 2013 at 7:09 pm
I’m catching this series when I can.
I watched yesterday and set up my DVR to record it today.
It’s pretty good.
The only thing I’m not crazy about is their emphasis on the almighty FICO score, but otherwise it’s decent.
Jean Chatzky is really good — she’s working with a family that has over $100,000 in debt and the wife is having a difficult time sacrificing, but Jean made them sell a bunch of stuff including a $2,000 plasma screen TV, as well as cut off their cable, etc.
It’s on again today.
They seem to focus a lot on listing your debt, making a budget, using cash and envelopes, reducing spending, selling things they can’t afford like cars, etc.
You can actually order the whole “debt diet” series on Oprah’s website.
I at first wondered why she didn’t have Dave do this, but I guess with his pilot underway, he didn’t have time and he probably wasn’t allowed to work with ABC anyway.
Looking forward to Dave’s show much more, though!!! Becky assign a financial specialist to taylor their lives through budgeting in order to get themselves out of debt.
way, what’s the latest on the project…
does anyone know? 30+ countries) for 2¢/min or less.
November 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm
“that was the first thing she had the one family do was to pull their score and tell them they’d be looking at it ‘quite a bit’ during the year” Yes, I agree.
And I think she also told them that they would watch it increase.
Honestly, it probably will increase by taking care of past due debt, but then won’t it DECREASE if they stop using credit?? Becky
November 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm
I saw these shows the first time they aired.
they ran on Fridays, and I DVR’d all of them.
I was hoping they’d continue with the topic this fall, because they haven’t had any updates on the couples in quite a while.
It’s interesting to see how they’ve changed through this whole process.
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