Congress' shenanigans to shut down the government for 16 days this month has many Americans rightfully concerned about their personal finances."If you don't want to be affected by the actions—or lack of actions—in Washington, you and you alone are going to have to save yourself," insists Suze Orman.
Although a temporary deal has been reached to end the shutdown, the country's financial state is still up in the air until at least February, when a decision must be made about America's debt ceiling. In the meantime, Orman offers these Dos and Don'ts to protect your finances.
—By CNBC's Sakina Spruell. Follow her @SakinaCNBC.
Posted 28 Oct. 2013