Clark and Lane explain that serious
financial issues can place a heavy
strain on a relationship resulting
in trust issues, blame and constant
fighting. In this special, they
help the couples identify issues,
assess the financial situation,
and devise a plan to attain financial
Cameras take viewers inside Clark's
radio studio and inside the homes
of the couples he and Lane help.
They scan the house and assess how
the couples live beyond their means.
Then, Clark and Lane analyze their
financial challenges and devise
structured plans to help them reach
Meet the Couples: * Jennifer and
Michael have credit card debt of
144,000 dollars, a mortgage on a
large house and a line of credit.
Their closets are filled with designer
labels, and one of their cars has
been repossessed. They live beyond
their means and are both "spend-a-holics."
* Tanya and Mike are at odds with
spending. Mike thinks Tanya spends
too much and has taken away all
of her credit cards. Still, Tanya
finds ways around this. Mike constantly
checks his wife's spending by accessing
their accounts online every day.
* Joann and Eric are a young married
couple with a one-year-old infant
and another on the way. They are
trying to save money to pay student
loans and remodel their new house.
They're feeling the pressure --
Joann's job as a realtor doesn't
give her a steady paycheck, and
Eric juggles a job, duties at church