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Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, one of two $50 Amazon gift cards, or one of two Kindle copies of “Your Playbook for Tough Times!” Use #WBChat and #PFTT to participate.

This week's topic: Doing a Financial Fire-Drill! Learn about what a financial fire-drill is, sources of income you can take advantage of during tough times, ways to cut expenses, and more. Tell us if you’ve ever done a financial fire-drill and let us know if you intend to do a financial fire-drill in the near future.

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Anyone can participate, but you must be following @WiseBread and RSVP below to win our prizes!

  • First place: $100 Amazon GC
  • Second place: $50 Amazon GC
  • Third place: $50 Amazon GC
  • Third place: A Kindle Copy of “Your Playbook For Tough Times”
  • Fourth Place: A Kindle Copy of “Your Playbook For Tough Times”

Winner must be US resident 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat. See official rules here.

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This week’s chat will feature special guest, Donna Freedman

This week, Donna Freedman will be joining our chat and sharing her expertise, tweeting from @DLFreedman. Donna is a personal finance writer, author of the new “Your Playbook For Tough Times: Living Large On Small Change, For The Short Term Or The Long Haul,” and a longtime friend of (and occasional guest-poster on) Wise Bread.

More About “Your Playbook For Tough Times”

Here’s a message from Donna Freedman:

On Thursday we’ll be talking about the concept of a “financial fire drill.” This is like an extreme budget makeover: You figure out how little you could get away with spending in a typical month, without jeopardizing health or safety or turning into a deadbeat.
The idea isn’t that you’ll give up all good things forever! It’s more of a safety measure: In case you or your spouse/partner got laid off or couldn’t work for a while, you’d know how much you need to get by.

There’s more to it than that, of course – and I’ll be on hand to share more!

Relatively few schools or houses burn down each year. But it’s still a good idea to know what to do if the fire alarm goes off! That’s why we have fire drills – and it’s why our budgets need fire drills, too.

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