Michelle Singletary: How To Fortify Your Finances Against A Government Default

Source: Michelle Singletary / The Washington Post

All the talk about the federal debt ceiling might remind you of Charlie Brown’s teacher.

Remember her from the animated television specials based on the “Peanuts” comic strip, created by Charles M. Schulz? All you hear when the teacher speaks is, “Waa, waa, waa, waa.”

That might be what you hear when politicians talk about the fight to raise the debt limit, except that you aren’t laughing because you’re too worried about what it all means for your own financial situation.

A deal might be struck soon, but I wanted to help ease some of your fears. I asked a number of experts to address some of the questions you may have.

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