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February 10th, 2009
01:23 PM ET

From Six Figures to Broke!

Chris and Linda Metzger in Sedona, Arizona.

Chris and Linda Metzger in Sedona, Arizona.
Chris and Linda Metzger at home.

Chris and Linda Metzger at home.
On their wedding day.

On their wedding day.

Ismael Estrada
AC360° Producer

Just watching newlyweds Chris and Linda Metzger, you know they were meant for each other. They have a world of stress on their shoulders, yet they find a way to smile.

They have been sucker-punched not once, not twice, but three times by this sagging economy. Linda was laid off in March of 2008 from her job at Lehman Brothers. She was pulling in well over 6 figures in total compensation and living a good life in Queens, NY. The couple was about to get married in a few months, but rather than sulking, they decided it would be a great time to dust themselves off and create a new life in Arizona.

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Filed under: Economy • Ismael Estrada • Ripple Effect • Unemployment