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The Shutdown’s Lesson

By |2017-04-18T20:53:57-04:00October 24th, 2013|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , , , , , , |

reposted from AP.orgby: Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Let the government shutdown serve as a wake-up call: You need an emergency fund. Thousands of government workers were out of work for more than two weeks, causing many of them to fall behind on their bills. Although they will receive back pay, the [...]

The U.S. Government Shutdown Explained

By |2013-10-01T19:26:03-04:00October 1st, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Congress failed to agree on a spending bill for the fiscal year starting October 1, 2013, resulting in the first government shutdown since 1995. According to the Congressional Research Service, this is the 18th time the federal government has shut down as a result of a failure to agree on an annual appropriations bill. Most shutdowns [...]