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The government shutdown lasted 35 days. The pain of the furloughed workers was real. In this post, I’m going to share 6 money management lessons we can learn from the government shutdown that will help you to make adjustments now to better protect your financial security going forward.

6 Money Management Lessons From The Government Shutdown

In Finance

The government shutdown lasted 35 days.  The pain of the furloughed workers was real.  I heard stories about people who were unable to go to work because they couldn’t afford childcare.  However, there were stories of beauty within the midst of that storm as everyday Americans and businesses stepped up to help their fellow citizens weather the storm through food drives, free meals, and other assistance.  I was even encouraged to see banks stepping up to provide relief for customers who were impacted by the shutdown. That type of concern for others was encouraging. As I thought about the impact…

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How to Spend Your Tax Refund This Year

In Frugal, Phenomenal

It’s tax time and according to CNN Money nearly 8 in 10 US tax filers will receive a refund this year. If you are one of these people, you may be wondering, “How should I use my refund?”  I have heard so many stories of people who had been delaying a repair or the purchase of a need during the year, but when they get their tax money they splurge on a want.   When that happens that major repair or need doesn’t get addressed. I know others who have no savings or high credit card debt, but instead of…

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