One paycheck from peril, Sigrid Layne, a furloughed federal worker, now faces a more urgent reality. 

“As of today, I have a dollar and six cents in my bank account,” Layne said. “It’s very terrifying when you look at your bank account, you have no money coming in, you don’t know when you’re going to get your next paycheck, and you’re like, ‘What do I do?'”

So far, her answer? Get groceries at food banks and sell things off her own shelves. 

“Anything that I can sell that anybody would want to buy because, as I said, I have not been able to get another job,” Layne said.  “If someone wants to buy it, they can buy it. That’s just how desperate I am.”

So desperate, Layne now fears losing her home. She said she just bought a new house and can’t make her first mortgage payment. 

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