Both having been married before with each bringing their own children into the union, Mike and Maud, who have been married for three years, are deeply in love. But their money problems are causing each, especially Mike, distress, emotionally and physically. Mike, a warehouse manager, makes about $52,000 a year, depending on how much overtime he decides to work. Maud decided to throw in her office job to work doing freelance bookkeeping from home, making about $18,000 a year. All that money and more has gone into one of several places: Maud's wants, such as the dog and the dog's upkeep; Mike's toys of six television sets and other such electronics; packs of cigarettes, both being smokers; packaged food and their staple dinner, takeout pizza; stuff to renovate their unfinished basement which Mike has long talked about doing but has made no substantial progress on; and a cocktail of prescription medications to combat their health issues partly a result of the financial stress, smoking, ...