These 3 steps can help you stay afloat if you’re dealing with a loss of income.
Financial management

Making it through an income shock

These 3 steps can help you stay afloat if you’re dealing with a loss of income.
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May 29, 2020
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We’re experiencing a down market and high unemployment. If you’re experiencing an income shock—a sudden loss of income—you can get through it with some help from your savings.

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