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Consider your total financial picture

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

Reviewed by Sharon Powell and Sam Roth, Extension educators

Reviewed in 2023

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