What would the Egglestons say to other families facing financial ruin? "Number one, you have to recognize your debt," Dan says. "Once you accept it, then you put a plan together and you have to stick to it. It doesn't happen overnight."
The Debt Diet has improved both their bank account and their home life. Sally says her family has grown closer and learned how to communicate about money. Even the Eggleston children are involved in the family's finances. They help track which credit cards are paid off on the family's DOLP™ board. "They're always looking at it like, 'Which one are we on now and which one are we paying off next?'" Sally says. "It's in our house. It's part of us and our family."