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Thanks, everyone, for your support. I'm actually not surprised at all to hear that heart disease has touched a lot of "young lives" here.

I also appreciate the concern that we do NOT fall back into the debt trap now that we have a clean slate.

My wife and I feel that my father left us the gift of a new life together, one wherein we can start saving (instead of barely staying on top of growing finance charges), and feeling optimistic about our future (instead of anxious). We both have learned our lesson and definitely will not return to our former ways (of living beyond our means).


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