Bangladesh, Jan. 11 -- There's no end in sight to the partial federal shutdown and, more distressing to federal workers, no paycheck in sight either.

The shutdown has furloughed 380,000 federal workers and forced an additional 420,000 to work without pay. President Donald Trump has said he is willing to keep the government closed for months or even years to get his demands met. But even if an agreement is reached and the government reopens, it could be some time before anyone earns a fresh paycheck or gets potential back pay.

It's a burden that few American households can bear without strain. Some experts weigh in with tips on how to cope:

Prioritize your bills

Sit down and take a good look at what bills are due, or will be due soon....