05/21/2012 09:23 am ET

Financial Makeover: Seattle Mom Gets Expert Help With Her Personal Finances

Monthly pedicures?

It's a thing of the past.

An occasional girls' night out?

That's ancient history, too.

A video-game system for her 9-year-old son?

Nope. Just cable TV in one room of their house.

As a single foster-parent-turned-adoptive-mom in North King County, Shelley Dooley is already familiar with making financial sacrifices.

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