Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to stay afloat financially in a federal shutdown. Also in the news: 5 things not to say when you’re buying a car, how to sleep for free (or nearly free) when traveling, and the average kid’s allowance rose faster than American workers’ salaries in 2018.

How to Stay Afloat Financially in a Federal Shutdown
Managing uncertainty.

5 Things Not to Say When You’re Buying a Car
Don’t tip your hand.

How to Sleep for Free (or Nearly Free) When Traveling
Alternatives to hotels.

The average kid’s allowance rose faster than American workers’ salaries in 2018
Ouch.

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