Now that the U.S. government shutdown has ended, it’s time to find ways to make sure you’re still receiving government services in the meantime.
There are several ways you can get on your way again.
Here are five things you can do now to keep up with the recovery.1.
Pay your bills: There’s no easy way to pay off all your bills, but there are a few steps you can take.
Pay all your credit card balances, and if you have an auto loan, try to pay it off as soon as possible.
If you owe money on a home loan, go ahead and pay it in full.
If your car is still in bad repair, try and repair it yourself, either by yourself or with an auto repair company.2.
Keep your credit scores up: You can use this tool from Equifax to track your credit score.
If there’s a chance you might get a bad credit score because of the shutdown, use this program to keep your score up.
Make sure you have at least 2,000 points to show for every credit score you’ve been on, but remember to use only your most recent scores.
If the last time you had a bad score was before the shutdown ended, try getting a new score now.
If that doesn’t work, get a new credit score with a third party to see if you can improve.3.
Stay current with social media: It’s important to check back on social media for updates and information about the shutdown.
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