How many of you knew that there is a Canadian show called “Till Debt Do Us Part”? I didn’t. Since we are debt free, including no mortgage, I was never looking for shows like this. I stumbled upon it on Saturday on You Tube. So I did some binge watching of a number of shows.
Of course it is a lot of entertainment but if you have never budgeted your money, it might be helpful in that area.
The premise is that a woman named, Gail, who has a background in finance makes house calls to people who are seriously in debt and need someone’s help to set up a plan to get rid of that debt.
She shows the couples how much over their income they are spending each month and how much debt they will be in in 5 years if they don’t fix it.
She also sets up a budget for them so that they can be out of debt in a few years.
Now I am skeptical about how many of these couples actually follow their plan after the three weeks of the show is gone. Especially of those who I am sure will never change their ways. There were some couples I watched who I hope made it to their debt free date. However, there were some who thought it was all a big joke and I am sure were just after the “up to $5000.00” that she would give them if they did what she told them and had good attitudes. Hopefully, Gail made sure that the money was put on their debt and didn’t leave it up to the couples to do it.
I am sure there are many couples like them who are just really bad with their money. Either they have never been taught how to budget with their money or they believe they “deserve” to buy whatever they want whether they can pay for it or not. The latter I don’t have any sympathy for. They are the ones who end up having their cars repossessed, losing their homes, and ruining their credit.
If you have debt, please take a look at some of the videos that I will link. It may open your eyes. I can’t link them all but I will give you links to some of the ones that I thought were interesting:
You can find a lot more here or by searching for each Season in the search bar:
I hope these motivate some of you to budget your money and tackle your debt. You can not have true freedom and less stress unless you do something about it.