The Government Shutdown is certainly giving us all something to think about in terms of our financial stability.

Would you be able to sustain your household expenses if you didn’t receive your paycheck? Today – Tuesday, January 15 is day 24 of the Government Shutdown. That’s at least one missed paycheck for all Government Employees – we are a society where 78% of people live paycheck to paycheck.

What can you do to prepare for such an emergency? Create and build a savings account that has enough money to sustain your household income for at least 6 months.

How can you do this?

  • Create and follow a realistic budget
  • Save before you spend – not the other way around
  • Live within your means

Call the Credit Counseling at 215-348-8003 so we can walk you through the steps to put a savings account in place