But what I haven't seen much of -- at least not yet -- are pieces that discuss helping to make your financial life a little more secure. In regards to a Trump presidency at any rate. There are always pieces out there regarding financial stability more generally -- heck, people like Suze Orman have made a living off providing that type of advice!
So beyond the typical get-out-of-debt-as-quickly-as-you-can, get-a-6-to-12-month-buffer-of-savings, put-away-as-much-as-you-can-for-retirement mantras that you often hear, I'd like to reiterate a piece of advice I put out there a few years ago. Namely: follow the webcomics example.
My argument at the time was many large corporations were still seeing record profits during the recession. They'd figured out that by switching full-time employees to freelance contractors, they could save some money by not having to pay for benefits and such. ("Your job may not be outsourced overseas, but it will be outsourced, even if it's being outsourced to you.") Because of that, it would behoove us as individuals to follow the basic webcomics model of getting several revenue streams going at once. In most cases, none of those would, by themselves, be enough to sustain a living for us, but collectively they would.
Make no mistake: the human rights issues are more significant and more important, but unless you have a cushy job pulling in six figures or more, I think you have a right to be concerned. And I think you should look into diversifying your income streams as they likely will start shrinking or drying up entirely.