Do you spend money frivolously, or do you hold on to every cent? Dr. Phil talks with guests whose money problems are way out of control.



Tightwad Trouble

Katie says her husband, Joe, is a big cheapskate. She had to buy her own wedding ring and forgo the honeymoon because it was too expensive. When she lost weight, she says Joe wanted her to gain it back so she wouldn't need new clothes. 


Is Joe a penny-pincher, or is Katie' s spending out of control?



Material Girl

Ericka says her friend, Carlena, has "caviar taste with a tuna fish budget." Carlena is $38,000 in debt with no job, but doesn't let that stop her from buying designer clothes and the latest electronics. Carlena says she deserves the best.


Carlena's mother delivers an ultimatum!