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Lesson of shutdown is pay off debt, save

Feb 03, 2019 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

The big lesson from the recently ended partial government shutdown for everyone is this: When it comes to personal finance the key questions are "What is the downside?" and "What could go wrong?"

Living on the financial edge is a way of life for many people. Job insecurity has been the story of workers on the factory floor and the office cubicle in recent decades (at least until the current tight labor market).

Senior management has restructured, downsized, right-sized - pick your fa...