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After a layoff, it can be more important than ever to be smart about money.

You can find help from these resources.

Money Smart, a training program available through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is designed to help families enhance their money skills and create positive banking relationships.

Making Smart Financial Choices after a Job Loss offers tips for managing the financial impact of a layoff, from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the National Association for State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).

Money Matters, from the Federal Trade Commission, offers practical tips and advice for a variety of financial topics, including:

  • Avoiding scams
  • Managing your money
  • Dealing with debt
  • Using credit cards

You can also get free and low-cost credit counseling from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.