Serious illness left Tom in a tough spot
Tom was an executive at a top New Zealand company and loved his job, but a diagnosis of cancer changed all that. To focus on his wellbeing and get treatment, he had to stop working.
At first, Tom thought his savings would be enough to live off, but soon realised that wouldn’t be the case.
He accepted his best option was to downsize his lifestyle, and put his house on the market. But even then, he couldn’t make the mortgage payments while he waited for the house to sell.