December 21, 2006
Research shows that 70 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and 62 percent don't save regularly. Do you know that simple money mistakes you could be making can lead to homelessness?
Trapped and Struggling
Stacey is a single mom of two kids and she has another one on the way. She says she's on the verge of being homeless because her parents have kicked her out, and the deadbeat fathers of her children don't give her any child support.
Doing His Best?
Pete, Stacey's ex-husband and the father of her second child, says Stacey has robbed him of being a plugged-in father. He thinks their son would be better off living with him.
The Truth Comes Out
In a recent study, Las Vegas was rated the fifth most hostile city toward the homeless. The Dr. Phil show wanted to see how the homeless are really treated, so a staff member went undercover disguised as a street person.
Homeless but Hopeful
Manuel and Heather were living paycheck to paycheck when the money stopped rolling in, leaving them and their four children homeless.
For the last year, they have called their RV home; they have no electricity and take showers at public beaches.