Premise: Five-minute showers. Changing the car's oil at home. Hair cuts from your sister/daughter. These are the new realities of life for the Bruce family. They were living the American dream until the economy took a nosedive; suddenly, money got tighter and investments vanished. So this blended family with seven children had to make serious adjustments to get out of debt and back on track. Their journey may look familiar to many, and may make others realize how lucky they are. Each episode also offers some of the family's money-saving tips.