One indicator of smart fiscal practices is maintaining balance between spending and revenues. Occasionally deficits may be necessary.
Federal, state, and local policymakers should plan for and mitigate potential natural hazards.
Federal, state, and local governments should engage in post-disaster recovery efforts that reach all populations, including older adults, people with disabilities, and their
States should simplify estate planning. This includes allowing the use of electronic wills or trusts to govern the distribution of property at death.
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.