Thursday, January 29, 2009

Life-threatening illness helps couple get money smart

This is a quote from a current news article from CNN that seems to brings together my last two postings on this blog – economic stress and living in the light of eternity.

At age 23 and fresh out of college, Eliot Kohan was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. He was told he had four months to live. He survived. But the disease left him and his wife, Lindsay De Vore, who live in St. Paul, Minnesota, saddled with thousands of dollars of medical bills on top of their student loans and daily expenses. But their struggles taught them an important lesson in saving money.

"When you have medical issues, it's easy to spiral into some sort of depression," he said. "My goal was to keep moving forward. I wanted to create some stability for our us." All of that hard work saving for the past few years has paid off.

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