UPDATE: The shutdown has been averted. The countdown has started for December 20th!
Well, folks, here we go again! Federal government employees and American citizens are sitting at their dinner tables, wondering if there will be a federal government shutdown tomorrow.
If a continuing resolution (CR) fails to pass by Thursday at midnight, the federal government will shut down due to a lack of funding.
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Christmas Eve Off:
Late Tuesday night, President Trump signed an executive order declaring that “all executive departments and agencies of the federal government shall be closed” on Christmas Eve.
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(01/25/2019): ***This will be final update. The President has signed a congressional resolution ending the longest federal government shutdown in US history. On 2/15, the government can possible shutdown again if the president does not receive funding for a wall on the southern border. The shutdown lasted for 35 days.
(01/17/2019): President Trump has signed the “Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019” which guarantees backpay for federal government employees.
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A common financial trap most people fall into, especially during economic uncertainty, is living paycheck to paycheck. Living paycheck to paycheck can make it difficult to afford anything outside of your basic living needs (i.e. food, housing, transportation, etc.). Even the thought of switching jobs or affording the basics if you are terminated may be a scary thought when you are living hand- to-mouth. A diverse range of emotional and financial consequences can result when your finances are tight.
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