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

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Reviewed in 2018

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