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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #50 on: September 11, 2018, 11:05:57 AM »
I'm watching episode 3 now. Holy hell, HOW do you spend 18k PER MONTH over your income??? I haven't seen yet what exactly they are buying, but it blows my mind.

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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #51 on: September 12, 2018, 06:55:24 AM »
Wait until you see the one with the grandma that makes her grandchild call her Mom.  Gail only gives her 2k and at the end of the show and she is livid.  She say's to her husband "Guess I can put this on the new card I just got." WOW

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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #52 on: September 12, 2018, 01:38:28 PM »
I discovered this show a couple months ago and have pretty much binged through it while doing dishes, sewing, etc.  Amazon prime stopped at season 7 though, and it looks like there were two more seasons.

There have been a couple times where at the end of the show, a couple was told that by paying x per month, they'd have all their debt paid off in y amount of time.  But, when looking at the debt owed in the beginning few minutes, there was no way that x * y would pay off the debt.  So, maybe some had been eliminated in that time (selling a car, whatever)?  It just seems like that was the case on episodes where they didn't sell things off though.

I have an ex who was horrible with money, and considering I got collection calls for him until I canceled the oldlandline number when my son turned 18, I'm sure he's on a path worse than many on the show.  Makes me glad to have 100% sole control over my money.

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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #53 on: September 12, 2018, 02:23:25 PM »
I discovered this show a couple months ago and have pretty much binged through it while doing dishes, sewing, etc.  Amazon prime stopped at season 7 though, and it looks like there were two more seasons.

There have been a couple times where at the end of the show, a couple was told that by paying x per month, they'd have all their debt paid off in y amount of time.  But, when looking at the debt owed in the beginning few minutes, there was no way that x * y would pay off the debt.  So, maybe some had been eliminated in that time (selling a car, whatever)?  It just seems like that was the case on episodes where they didn't sell things off though.

I have an ex who was horrible with money, and considering I got collection calls for him until I canceled the oldlandline number when my son turned 18, I'm sure he's on a path worse than many on the show.  Makes me glad to have 100% sole control over my money.

Is it off by about $5,000?  From the few episodes I've seen, Gail includes her $5,000 gift in the calculations.

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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #54 on: September 12, 2018, 03:24:39 PM »
I discovered this show a couple months ago and have pretty much binged through it while doing dishes, sewing, etc.  Amazon prime stopped at season 7 though, and it looks like there were two more seasons.

There have been a couple times where at the end of the show, a couple was told that by paying x per month, they'd have all their debt paid off in y amount of time.  But, when looking at the debt owed in the beginning few minutes, there was no way that x * y would pay off the debt.  So, maybe some had been eliminated in that time (selling a car, whatever)?  It just seems like that was the case on episodes where they didn't sell things off though.

I have an ex who was horrible with money, and considering I got collection calls for him until I canceled the oldlandline number when my son turned 18, I'm sure he's on a path worse than many on the show.  Makes me glad to have 100% sole control over my money.

Is it off by about $5,000?  From the few episodes I've seen, Gail includes her $5,000 gift in the calculations.

No, there was one where it was off by closer to $60k.  I was trying to figure out if maybe that original number had included the mortgage, but the payoff mentioned in the end didn't.  Then I got distracted...  I wish I could remember which episode it was when it really stood out.

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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #55 on: October 14, 2018, 05:41:08 PM »
This thread made me go look up the show on Amazon. Thanks!

I'm dubious about the couples' long-term ability to stick to these drastically reduced budgets. Still, I think they get a lot out of (a) actually being made to confront the numbers and (b) learning to talk about money together.

Started at Season 1, episode 1. Looking forward to drama ahead!

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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2018, 08:54:33 PM »
We used to get this on one of our satellite channels in China, and I've seen a few episodes on another weird channel we get with a lot of Canadian TV.  Definitely going on the binge watch list for this winter!

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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2018, 09:28:01 PM »
I mean, to go from eating out 16 times per months and spending $450 a week to suddenly living off of $50 a week for food is a steep learning curve but she never showed how the family adapts!

Even when I was able to get SNAP (i.e., "food stamps") @ $200/mo, I still consumed about $500/mo ($350 in food, $150 in beer, LOL).  Of course, I did not want to give my USDA Choice New York Strip steak, and live on round steaks & noodles.  And I certainly didn't want to save $50-75/month by switching to "economy quality" American adjunct lager like Meister Brau (is that still around, LOL?).

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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2018, 09:52:39 PM »
I ve watched this show in Amazon prime and instantly liked it.

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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2018, 07:50:03 AM »
I've been catching up with this on YouTube (now part way through season 3) and i'm loving it!

I have finally some idea about how much % of income should be allocated to food/transport/savings etc. as a rough guide. Its been an eye-opening few weeks while I categorise our household budget accordingly.

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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #60 on: November 08, 2018, 02:32:06 PM »
We are big fans.  I much prefer her approach to Rave Damesy.

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« Reply #61 on: November 08, 2018, 03:05:41 PM »
We are big fans.  I much prefer her approach to Rave Damesy.

Which aspects?

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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #62 on: November 11, 2018, 05:49:35 PM »
Love the show!

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Re: 'Til Debt Do Us Part
« Reply #63 on: November 16, 2018, 05:30:18 AM »
Thanks for the heads up, I'm going to watch this show and get my tween/teen kids to watch it too.