Congress appears to have learned from the last shutdown showdown—a short-term spending bill is expected to pass before money runs out Friday. But have Americans learned how to protect their own financial well-being amidst these budget battles and unruly markets? Money Smart Guy, Matt Sapaula, helps Eight Fort-Eight plan for the financial future. Then, in the latest installment of Changing Gears Dan Bobkoff follows the story of Ron Bloom, who was appointed senior counselor for manufacturing by President Obama in 2009, but stepped down last month and has not been replaced. Then, writer Ellen Blum Barish reflects on the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. And Punk rockers Vortis joined the show in WBEZ's Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio to talk about their new 7-inch release and to rock out!