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What A Government Shutdown Looks Like

September 28, 2023

So, what happens during a government shutdown, and how might this affect you?

Unless the government employs you or you are planning a trip to the Smithsonian, you might not even notice.

Social Security checks will arrive as scheduled, and air traffic controllers will still be at airports to ensure your flights take off safely. All essential employees will continue working (albeit without pay), and government offices will likely furlough non-essential employees.

The financial markets have known this is a possibility for some time. Government shutdowns typically have little effect on economic growth.

Whatever happens, we'll be right here to help you through it. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.