Why is it that when someone starts to turnover a new leaf, roadblocks start popping up all over the place? It may be a new exercise, nutritional or work habit…whatever it is, you finally decide to plant a flag and try something new only to find unexpected “special circumstances” pop up left and right. It’s frustrating and discouraging, for sure.

If you’ve ever tried to get ahold of your finances, you’ve probably experienced the same thing. That’s why this story is so encouraging. This family faced the standard roadblocks that many of us experience like mortgage payments, car loans and credit card bills that wouldn’t stop rolling in, but then they got an even bigger set back when they found out their son was diagnosed with leukemia.

It’s a powerful story that can help us all push through the roadblocks we face as we get control of our money.

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