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Making the most of what you have

When your family income drops suddenly or expenses unexpectedly increase, your first concern may be to pay your bills and meet your day-to-day expenses. Instead, look at your total financial picture and determine which assets you might use to meet family obligations.


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Your moneyNational Consumers League — Information to help consumers avoid problems with online selling and more.

Consumer informationMinnesota Attorney General’s Office — Provides information on avoiding scams with online purchases.

Sharon M. Danes, Extension Specialist and Professor emeritus in Family Social Science

Revised by the author

Reviewed in 2018

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