Woman Uses $10,000 From Debt Solutions Contest to Get Back on Track

Debt Solutions contest helped get Cheree Miller out of debt
Debt Solutions contest helped get Cheree Miller out of debt

Cheree Miller has a cautionary tale for anyone in debt -- and for anyone without an emergency fund.

Miller, 52, lives in London, Ark., (population 925) with her live-in, college-attending son, Nick, and is the caregiver to her 47-year-old sister, Tina, who has Down syndrome. Until last December, Miller, right, was also taking care of her 83-year-old mother, Millie, who passed away from complications due to Alzheimer's disease. She works about 19 miles away, in Russellville, managing a two-doctor veterinary practice.

And last year, Miller was buried in debt -- $30,674.60 of it, to be exact.