Buying the house they really loved would have meant a much different life.
Downsizing to smaller house and focusing on charity transformed Atlanta family.
Relocating, even within your own city, could cut your spending.
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When you consider the time, money and risk involved, the stock market seems preferable.
You can find assistance from the government, utility companies and nonprofit groups.
A modification would help some, but it's not going to get us out of this mess.
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