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The Maxwells: Middle Class & Broke in L.A.

The Web Team revisits the North HIlls' family trying to live their California dream in the midst of the recession. The Maxwells consider themselves a typical middle class family, even though mom, Nikki, and dad, Bill, haven't had steady work for months.

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When we first met up with this family of five, they were trying to figure out how to spend less and still have a joyful holiday season. Nikki’s dad, “Grandpa Gus,” was pushing them to move to Oregon and live with him, rent free. But Nikki and Bill were not ready to give up their California life in the Valley.

See how life has since changed for Nikki, Bill and the three Maxwell children. Do you have any advice for this “middle class” family?

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