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The Russo Family

Complete Episode: The Russo Family
The Russo family had it all but changes in their jobs and the economy left their bank account singing the blues. With their sons' band constantly upstaging their finances, Cindy and John are left with bills that are off pitch. Can Mary help the Russo family tune into their money woes?
For Cindy and John Russo, nothing is more important than the happiness of their two sons and the success of their band -- even if that means their finances are left playing second fiddle.

John often leaves Cindy in the dark about the bills, and carries the burden on his shoulders. And, though John's intentions are good, his actions only lead to money miscommunications and marital turbulence. With a past investment gradually eating away at their finances, the Russo family needs to band together to sing a new financial tune -- and fast.

Mary helps the Russo family realize that they are the classic American story right now, and that they are not alone in their struggles. Her rules are designed to help them share the money burden, teach their sons how to be financially independent and address past mistakes. But one of Mary's rules hits home for Cindy.

Over the years, Cruise and John have accumulated a lot of equipment, most of which mom and dad paid for. Though the duo work part-time jobs, the money they make goes into the band, rather than paying their parents back.

Mary brings light to the band's financial standing and gives them the option to become financially independent. Click here to see the band's budget.

Cindy gets fired up when John shares financial secrets. She had no idea that they had credit card debt.

And, when a past investment is brought up, emotions run high. But Mary helps them work through the financial hurdles and share the money stress. Ultimately, Mary prepares the Russo family for a new chapter in their lives. Now it's up to Cindy and John to turn the page.

Segment 1
Meet the Russo Family
Meet the Russo Family
The Russo family has put their sons' band center stage, while their finances have gotten lost in the crowd. With job downgrades and failed past investments, the Russo family is getting tuned out by the stress of the finances. Can they find the voice of reason?
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Segment 2
Finding Financial Harmony
Finding Financial Harmony
The Russo family know how to work hard and rock out, but their finances are skipping a beat. Can Mary help this family find financial harmony?
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Segment 3
Face the Money Music
Face the Money Music
Mary shows Cruise and John how to take responsibility for the finances of their band. But are the boys ready to cut mom and dad out of the chorus?
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Segment 4
Singing a New Tune
Singing a New Tune
With Mary's guidance, John shares his financial secrets with Cindy and her reaction stirs up a conversation that is long overdue. Mary also sheds light on a past investment that didn't reap the desired rewards. Are John and Cindy ready let go of past mistakes and focus on a better future?
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Segment 5
Web Exclusive: Toothache
Web Exclusive: Toothache
Unexpected medical bills are giving John toothache.
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