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Topic : 08/04 Classic Dr. Phil: Living Beyond Your Means

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Created on : Friday, July 31, 2009, 05:39:49 am
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(Original Air Date: 11/12/02) Are you shuttling the kids back and forth to school, doing all the household chores, paying too many bills and struggling to keep your marriage together? Watch this memorable show from Season 2 of Dr. Phil, and learn how to simplify, improve and re-engineer your life. Ed and Ginger had two kids, three dogs, two cats, two cars, one lizard and a big house. They called their life a circus and filed for bankruptcy. Dr. Phil shares advice for getting their household — and their finances — back on track? Then, Andrew and Carol were engaged and about to blend their families. Carol considered herself a supermom and said her plate was so full, she didn't even have time to plan her own wedding! Did she learn to slow down and take time for herself? Plus, newlyweds Aaron and Julie said they constantly bickered over money. Aaron wanted to pay off his wife's debt, but she insisted on spending money on her hair and nails instead. Don't miss Dr. Phil's tough love for this couple. Join the discussion.

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July 31, 2009, 11:47 am CDT

Doctor Phil Show.

Be Classic  Doctor Living Means Phil Yond Your. I have never heard of that before in my life but  then again

I  will never know. See you on August 04th, 2009 Tuesday. Sincerley Your. Russell Vlaanderen.----------------

August 4, 2009, 6:50 am CDT

OMGosh! Everyone must be on Dr. Phil's NEW BLOG and twitter TWEETIN w/Dr. Phil & Family

Me too. Yet gotta stop back by here too like home base. Right y'all... Join us too, though, on Dr. Phil's new blog and twitter. Below are the flight plans:

Dr. Phil and family are sharing vacation pics in AUSTRALIA... and have been chit chatting with us on twitter and Dr. Phil's blog for over a month. Where have y'all been? Wish you were there too. (Dr. Phil Show Producer, Carla)


P.S. Hope y'all don't miss out on LIVE chat with Dr. Phil & family
August 4, 2009, 4:32 pm CDT

No Not the Pets!

I almost always agree with your advice, Dr. Phil, but your advice to the family who is overextended is just wrong.  I truly believe pets are family members and give much more than they take. The problems this couple is having is that they've practiced excess in everything. They don't have to cut everything out to get back on track. Making some big cuts in terms of how much time they spend working and extra-curricular activities that the kids don't even enjoy could be better spent doing fun things with the family and pets. Heck, getting rid of the cable ($150 month, you say?) would save them $1,800 per year; if applied to the cost of pet care, would reduce it to only $700.00 per year. You did a follow up after today's show when you argued that too many pets in a household can be detrimental to the pets, too. I don't completely disagree with that, but to give them up simply because they cost money is a decision to be made before you take a pet in. Furthermore, the shelters have experienced a tremendous increase in the numbers of animals coming in during the recession, and few people able to adopt. The result is obvious, more pets are being euthanized. I'm sorry, Dr. Phil, but you are coming across as a person who thinks of pets and property, not loving members of the family, and that's disappointing, because I have never thought of you in that way before. I hope you give some serious thought to the issue and come to a different conclusion the next time the subject comes up. Otherwise, keep up the good work.
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