Water Rate Challenge
by Raphael Harlan
In Grand Blanc, Michelle was a former schoolteacher who suffered career-ending injuries in a car accident in her late 20s. Therefore, she and her husband battled their debts for a decade and a half, using every frugal method they knew. When it was time for them to destroy the debt completely, a unsuspecting water rate increase downed the couple and the city's residents. Even the FBI was involved.