The Thrifty vs. the Spendthrift.
What was interesting and different this time was one couple of retirees who was "calmly riding out the storm". The reason?
They have always lived by an "old-fashion" idea of "not buying if you didn't have the money, and saving up til you got it". Wow! What a concept! It was refreshing but it had been ages since I saw something like that on American television.
A sign of changing times?