Z Living's newest show House Poor (premiering October 18 at 8pm) isn't just dramatic TV, it's a program that teaches some serious financial lessons about the home — and offers up practical, real-world solutions along the way.
In each episode, you'll meet a family experiencing financial woes at the worst possible time: when their home requires serious
attention. The show features homeowners with problems that are both budget- and renovation-related (i.e., a renovation project that needed to start yesterday)
, pairing them up with experts that provide real-world solutions.
House Poor premieres October 18 at 8pm. Find out where to watch here.
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The Top 7 Reasons To Tune In
#1: Because You'll Learn How To Set (And Stick To!) A Strict Budget
focuses on a family's finances, and our financial expert and co-host Suzanne Schultz
helps them explore their budget and how to make it work. If you need help in that department, she shares priceless tips that can help put an end to your money woes.
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#2: You'll Learn How To Temper Home Renovation Expectations
When redoing your home (or any part of your home), it's tempting to open your checkbook and buy top-of-the-line everything
. Contractor and co-host Frank di Leo
works closely with the featured homeowners to swap out pricy amenities for less expensive options that will help them stay within their budget.
#3: You'll Learn How To Adjust Your Habits
A major facet of the show focuses on a family's normal spending habits. It's hard to readjust typical spending, but with Schultz's financial boot camp, these families learn how to re-prioritize their finances and save money. And you can too.
Also on Z Living: 5 Money Practices To Put You On The Path To Prosperity
#4: You'll Realize That You Can Probably Do Some DIY
Not everyone is an electrician or general contractor, but nearly everyone can help out with home renovation projects. If you're not handy with a saw or a screwdriver, you can probably help paint or install flooring with guidance, all of which cuts down on costs.
#5: You'll Get to See Some Awesome Transformations
Some of these homeowners are in situations where their homes not only feature dated decor or partial demolitions, but they're often also pretty unsafe. To be able to see these homes go from yikes
to absolutely gorgeous
is pretty darn satisfying.
#6: You Might Get Motivated
If you have an home update on your list, or budgetary troubles nagging at you, House Poor
may motivate you to take the first step to making positive changes in your lifestyle.
#7: You'll Realize That You're Not Alone
If you're having budget woes or a house that needs help (or both), House Poor
will definitely help you feel like you're not alone.
Also on Z Living: Watch Our New Show 'House Poor,' Premiering Next Week!
WATCH on Z Living:
which tackles homeowners with a large house debt and finds practical ways to help ease the burden. See a sneak peek here
Tell us in the comments: Have you ever found yourself in a "house poor" situation?