The last time I posted was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far way it seems; since then the world decided to change in a heartbeat. I figured it was time to come back and start writing again, for numerous reasons but if there’s any way I can help I will be glad to.
First and foremost, I would like to make sure that the frontline responders and all of the immediate support that they get are recognized. They keep us healthy, they keep us safe, and they keep us fed! They keep our world moving forward when it feels like it wants to curl up in a little ball. Many of them are making them more than minimum wage – they don’t keep doing this regardless of the turmoil going on in the world. They’re all our heroes!
There is so much loss, and potential loss happening right now which makes the next piece that much more important so we can flatten the curve as much as possible until there are cures and vaccines in place.
So is repeating what we’ve all seen or heard at this point:
- stay home, only go for essentials
- wash your hands, for at least 20 seconds
- keep your distance, the say 6ft is the rule
- And if you’re sick, stay home!
- stay healthy, stay sane, take care of each other
Now that the absolutely necessary pieces of the way this is a personal finance blog and our personal finances have all taking a hit and are experiencing turmoil. This is the time to stay calm, don’t panic with your finances go back to the basics. Many people will be losing their jobs and rely on the government, and that by itself is challenging.
If you are one of those losing your job many of our governments are providing help, it’s not above you to take advantage of that. I know I will if the time comes. Remember to go to the basics make sure you’re healthy, have food and your housing paid for (Shelter and food first). Keep it simple don’t spend if you don’t need to, but the good news is you shouldn’t be going out so you shouldn’t be spending.
Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be trying to post a little more frequently about going back to the basics, this is a time I think that many people could use a refresher (myself included). Focus on the important thing which usually ends up being the simple things.
If you’re an investor it had money in the markets unless you absolutely need the money don’t panic the market recovered in 2008 it will eventually recover now.
Till next time, stay safe, stay healthy!