A survival guide for furloughed employees

For employees affected by the government shutdown, it is not business as usual.  They are not sitting at home by choice and are losing income each day the government is closed.  Federal furloughed employees should follow many of the same personal finance tips as anyone facing a loss of income.  First – do not panic.  Making hasty financial decisions could make matters worse.  Do not react with emotion but take time to think before making major financial decisions.  Postpone trips and major purchases while cutting expenses where you can.

For more tips on how to survive a furlough read, “Furloughed From Work? A Survival Guide for Federal Employees.”