New York Times: How You (and Your Finances) Can Survive the Federal Shutdown

You may be able to seek unemployment depending on your job and where you live. Unemployment rules are determined by state law, so whether you qualify is based the state you live in, says Tom Spiggle, founder of Spiggle Law Firm in D.C. A word of warning: You’d be obligated to repay the state for any benefits you received if you are granted unemployment but later receive back pay. Click here to read the full story.