Monday, January 14, 2019
The U.S. Coast Guard offered its employees a set of clueless tips Wednesday on how to deal with the crippling government shutdown that has cut off their paychecks, suggesting they walk dogs, throw garage sales or enlist as "mystery" shoppers. Other than cutting back on your expenses, the only other way to compensate for the loss of income is to add new income," states a five-page tip sheet published on the Coast Guard's Support Program website.
While the Coast Guard has taken the Managing Your Finances During a Furlough tip sheet offline a copy was posted on scribd:
Have a garage sale - clean out your attic, basement and closets at the same time.
Sell unwanted, larger ticket items through the newspaper or online.
Offer to watch children, walk pet or house-sit.
Turn your hobby into income.
Have untapped teaching skills and expertise? Tutor students, give music or sports lessons.
Become a mystery shopper. Retailers are desperate to check how their in-store customer service is and will employ you to shop and rate their service.
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