For the second time this year, my wife and I have been furloughed! We signed our furlough letters a couple of hours ago and are back at home. As federal employees – Department of the Army Civilians – we lost six days of work and pay earlier this year due to the sequestration, and now we will lose more work and pay – undetermined at this time – because our elected leaders have failed to do their job. While I could write multiple, lengthy, posts on my feelings about the politics behind it all and whom I feel is most to blame, that will not really solve anything, does not improve my retirement portfolio, or provide value to the readers of this blog.
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