February 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm #151527
Here are some responses from GovLoop’s LinkedIn Page:
http://www.linkedin.com/miniprofile?vieweeID=28568285&context=anet&view” id=”yui-gen5″> Timothy O’Neill: I’ve given up on ever getting a cost of living raise again, so I’m trying to plan for a slowly reducing net income.
http://www.linkedin.com/miniprofile?vieweeID=29571659&context=anet&view” id=”yui-gen4″> Dave Bell: My kids tuition just went up, our utilities went up, our insurance went up, and our fixed costs went up but at least our standard of living, morale, and disposable income have gone down. All that said, being CSRS, i dont have a matching 401 equilivant so I am a somewhat limited in options.
http://www.linkedin.com/miniprofile?vieweeID=5194841&context=anet&view“> Samuel Doucette: As far as expenses go, my family and I will keep doing what all families have to do when faced with a pay freeze or pay cut in the face of rising cost of living: cut variable expenses, pay down debt, seek help if necessary from family, church, etc. It’s tough to live through but not impossible. I know these aren’t the NAGE/NFFE/NTEU approved talking points, but that’s what we have to do.