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Are Your Finances in Order if a Natural Disaster Occurs?

September is National Preparedness Month and it's important to make sure your finances are in order. FEMA's "Safeguarding Your Valuables" module and "Emergency Financial First Aid Kit" can help protect you financially during a disaster. Disasters can also leave you with expensive damages. If you do not have health, life, property or flood insurance, it's important to make sure your have them.

The Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit discusses strategies and provides tools to help you make the best financial decisions for your family. Another valuable resource is the Consumer Protection Bureau. They can guide you on how to protect and rebuild your finances, avoid loan scams and what to do immediately following a disaster.

Published on Monday, September 23, 2013