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Financial expert Glinda Bridgforth, author of Girl, Make Your Money Grow!, coaches the Widlund family.

Glinda targets three areas of spending that she'll help the Widlunds get under control:
  • Cutting back on Marnie's arts and crafts purchases will save the Widlunds $4,000 a year.
  • By preparing more meals at home and relying less on takeout, Glinda says the Widlunds will cut their food budget in half—saving $7,000 a year.
  • Victoria has to make a decision, Glinda says—either she gives up her car or pays for it herself. By not paying half of their daughter's car payments, the Widlunds will save $1,800 a year.
"We certainly have to get Marnie and Mark to end that friction that's going on, so we definitely have to work on some things regarding the relationship," Glinda says. "But I also feel that [the marriage] is going to begin to heal itself once [Marnie and Mark] start to deal with the finances."
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Published on January 01, 2006

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