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Comments of the week, deadbeat friends edition

Here’s another edition of the comments of the week, where I try to highlight what I think are funny or thought-provoking comments from readers. There were some especially great comments this week on Kristin Wong’s blog about how to get money back from a friend without destroying the relationship.

Tommy Z has a pretty clever but somewhat Machiavellian trick for getting some clarity on exactly how much they owe you:
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 Government 
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Takeaways from the shutdown and debt ceiling crisis

After 16 days of stupid, the government is finally open for business againLast night the Senate and the House of Representatives reached a deal that will fund the government until Jan. 15 of next year and extend the debt ceiling enough to cover U.S. borrowing through Feb. 7. While that gives us another stupid Washington catfight to look forward to early next year, it at least ends the current government shutdown and avoids a disastrous U.S. default, for now.

So with 16 days of government shutdown fun and a debt ceiling crisis behind us, it’s time to take a look at what we learned. Here are some of the big takeaways.


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 Your Take 
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Your take: Have you been affected by the shutdown?

Has the shutdown affected your finances?

It’s clear Americans are really annoyed about the government shutdown currently underway. A poll conducted this week by CBS News found 72 percent of Americans oppose shutting the government down over opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and Congress’ approval rating is down in the single digits.


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 Personal Finance 
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Stupid government shutdown makes case for seeking financial independence

Government shutdown will threaten workers' financesWith Republicans in Congress continuing to press for limitations to Obamacare as a condition of passing a budget and Democrats completely unwilling to agree to anything like that, we’re officially in a government shutdown.

Social Security checks will still go out, air traffic controllers will still scan the skies and American soldiers will continue to report for duty, but functions considered non-essential will be disrupted until a new budget is passed.


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