In 2001, after 33 years of marriage and 9 children, I found myself divorced, living in an apt., with damaged credit, but with a full-time job I love — teaching orchestral music in a junior high school. I was lucky to find and read “Smart Women Finish Rich” and began repairing my finances and regained the confidence to move into a home that I leased with an option to buy. I exercised that option 3 years ago, and rent out the basement apartment which covers more than half of the mortgage payment. I’ve now read “The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner” and want to encourage four of my children who are married to get out of the rent trap they’re in. Thanks for your advice and inspiration.