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Making the most of what you have

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

Reviewed in 2018

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