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'We're fortunate enough that a couple of years ago we bought our house in Spain and I can't tell you how many great memories that's created.'However the experience did teach him the importance of quality family time.
Both Steve and Jo, who usually work gruelling 90-hour weeks, vowed to continue spending more time together and with their children once the show ended.
Speaking to FEMAIL, Louise, who is a stay-at-home mother to Alfie, Louisa, Alfie and Summer, said: 'I don't think it made us any happier.
It just made the stress of life go away, that week the stress wasn't there because we didn't have to worry about money anymore.
Kim was shocked to discover that even spending £200 on groceries — including fine wines and steak — did not cover the basics.‘I had to go out and buy things for the kids’ lunches,’ she reveals.
So did she enjoy being able to eat top-end groceries? ‘I guess when you don’t have to worry about money, you just don’t care what you spend.’Matt, 37, the man whose life they lived for a week, runs a chain of 700 martial arts schools and was a millionaire by the time he was 21.
Meanwhile their children enjoyed their new lifestyle.Meanwhile Steve, who went from cleaning pub toilets to building a restaurant empire, discovered what it was like to count every penny as he tried to feed his family on the Brimicombes' £140-a-week budget.Tight budget: Neil Brimicombe and his family, who had just 18p in their bank account, swapped their modest council house (pictured) for a six-bedroom home and lived like millionaires for a week.It must be quite tough for them.'Speaking to FEMAIL, Steve said he took part in the experiment so his children could appreciate how hard he worked for the money that has given them a privileged lifestyle.But he believes money does bring people happiness.'I hear so many people say no money can't buy you happiness but the reality is it can buy you happiness through memories because you can create phenomenal memories,' he said.