Just got news that I'm going to be furloughed for 12 days and I'm calm
I work for a university and I just found out I will be furloughed for 12 days this summer. I've been lucky so far to not have any loss of income at my day job because of Corona, although my Airbnb income has dried up. But I just got the news about the furlough and it's not good, but I'm not worried! I feel lucky if I just have 12 days of furloughing to deal with. I almost have a 3 month emergency fund so I will be ok. I have stopped making progress on my debt, but if worse comes to worse I can make minimum payments and pay it off in a few years, but hopefully once the emergency fund and furlough are done, I can start making extra payments again. All in all, YNAB just saved me from what would have been a total freakout before I started budgeting.
I'm sorry to hear you have to go through this at all, but it's great to hear you're prepared and calm! The anxiety and worry that usually accompanies situations like this only makes things worse, and I'm glad you get to skip those parts! I'd try to think of the furlough as a short staycation and maybe tackle a few craft projects. :)
You did this! Created a safety net for when life happens. Yay for you. I didn’t even know the word “furlough “ before all of this except in the context of the military. Now it’s the word of the year.