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This week’s dilemma is as follows:

You’re happily married, with two kids, aged six and eight. Your husband goes to the doctor one day, because he’s been feeling off.
Eventually he is diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Your husband needs vital treatment, and you discover that your insurance isn’t enough to cover for the care he needs. Months go by, and the medical bills mount up.

Your husband dies, and you struggle to bury him, due to the cost. But bury him, you do.

Your work does not pay well enough to cover all of your bills and your normal home expenses. You start getting behind with your mortgage payments.

A year goes by, and you now owe $10,000 to the bank, and the other bills are piling up. The bank eventually give you a foreclosure date, unless the money is paid up.

You are scared, and desperate. You don’t even have enough money to scrape for the cheapest rental property. You know that your extended family cannot help you out, because they too are going through their own hardships.

Your only choice is perhaps asking some cyber-pals to help you out.

You don’t want to do it, because in truth, you hardly know some of these people, and you don’t want to take advantage, especially when others are in dire need due to the downturn in the economy.

What do you do? Do you swallow your pride, and ask them for help, or do you risk being made homeless?

What would you do?