Darlene & Scott
No matter how much Scott pleads with his partner Darlene, she simply refuses to take responsibility for her shopping problem. With three kids and a home daycare business, Darlene justifies her exorbitant spending on baby items as necessary, despite the piles of new clothing and toys that sit unused in closets, tags still attached. Each month, 95% of this couple’s joint income is spent on “stuff”.
When it’s revealed that Darlene’s shopping habit has gotten so extreme she’s taught her children to lie about her purchases, Scott feels completely out of control. It’s up to Gail Vaz-Oxlade to restore balance to this family’s finances, and to their relationship, before the damage done is irreparable.