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Kansas City Fed President | Personal Finance & Pandemic

A 100-dollar bill laying on concrete.
Nathan Dumlao
People throughout Kansas City are taking a financial hit because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:24: Checking in on the national economy

The Federal Reserve has been busy trying to get the economy back on track after major setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It's clear the dust won't be settling anytime soon, so what can we expect going forward?

Segment 2, beginning at 32:37: Personal finance strategies for the pandemic

The coronavirus has caused financial hits for many people, but the Smart Money Experts have advice for how to weather a long period of economic uncertainty. They suggest focusing on setting priories and finding new ways to get money flowing.

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