Tierney Wright

Marcus and Sinora Wright sit down with psychologist and life coach, Dr. Amy Johnson, to talk about their family finances. (Credit: CBS)

Wright Family’s Yearlong Financial Diet Saved Them Nearly $8,500

It’s hard to believe, but it was one year ago this week when CBS 2 introduced you to the Wright family, a suburban couple with four kids, trying to “Survive This Economy” by saving some serious money.

CBS 2–11/13/2012

Marcus and Sinora Wright (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Saving For Your Kids’ College Tuition

Trying to “Survive This Economy” and pay for your kids’ college education has become tougher than ever in recent years.

10/09/2012

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Survive This Economy: Dumping Cable Or Satellite TV

It’s hard to “Survive This Economy” when the cost of cable and satellite TV is so high.

CBS 2–08/16/2012

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Survive This Economy: Save Money On Summer Vacation

It’s that time of year. We’re all dreaming about summer vacation. But those trips can really drain your wallet, especially when you’re taking your kids, like the Wrights are.

CBS 2–05/01/2012

Autumn Wright and her older sister Tierney are looking forward to spring break and their parents are looking for fun ways they can spend their free time without spending a lot of money. (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Saving Money On Spring Break

The next three weeks kick off spring break for hundreds of thousands of students all over the Chicago area. So on Thursday, the Wright family, like many families in the area, is looking for something to do, without spending a lot of money.

CBS 2–03/22/2012