Stiffed By Bernie Madoff: "What Lessons Can We Learn From Losing Our Life's Savings?"
"My family lost 90% of our Silicon Valley income — and we’ve never been happier"
How did this husband and wife cope after their American dream came to an end? Quite well, actually
by Jennifer O'Connell
Our groceries come from discount stores instead of Whole Foods. But we have no shortage of sitters for date nights — though now, cocktails and dinner have been replaced by a pint of Guinness and a walk on the cliffs.
We don’t intend to live on 10% of our previous income forever. But if that doesn’t happen, we’ll be okay. This past summer we gained something much more valuable than money: time to pick our older children up from school, and mornings spent with our toddler.