Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Government Shutdown Deals, Day 2


Same shutdown, different day. Welcome to Day 2. I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry.

Yesterday, I informed you of some deals in DC for those furloughed and some important information on  the shutdown. The trend to offer the forlorn furloughed free food and drink has expanded in the last 24 hours.

-Many of the links in yesterday's post detailing food and drink offers in the area are being updated regularly.

-Additionally, there are things to do and see for those out of work at a discounted price or free. Movies, museums, classes, and spa treatments are available.

-Another option for dealing with the stress is to sweat it out. Some gyms and studios are offering free entry or discounts to government employees.There are lots of yoga options in particular- go ahead and find your zen.

-Here's information related to your housing and financial needs during the shutdown. This includes the Social Security Administration, the IRS, loans, and more.

-If you're being furloughed, don't forget to apply for unemployment! Here's important information about unemployment during the federal government shutdown.

Your smirk for the day: if you apply for unemployment in Virginia, you will ultimately get to a page with this example. I find it pretty hard to believe he would ever be furloughed during a government shutdown. Wouldn't he just go back in time and fix things?