2020 has been an unforgettable year, causing most of us to agree that 2021 can’t get here soon enough. But before we bid 2020 adieu, I stopped to reflect on some valuable lessons that I learned this past year.
20 Lessons from 2020:
- Set up an emergency fund.
- Be sure to wear pants to those virtual meetings from home.
- Keep your pantry stocked, like every day is a snowstorm.
- Don’t panic when the market drops.
- Cherish time with your friends and family.
- Don’t wait until you’re down to 1 roll to buy more toilet paper.
- The term “social distancing” was added to the dictionary.
- Embrace new technology to communicate with others.
- Be patient with those struggling with said new technology.
- Dust off those cookbooks and try a new recipe.
- Game night doesn’t use up all your monthly data, but those virtual meetings, classes, and binge watching can.
- Stop reading the toxic posts on social media; it will only bring you down.
- You can never have too many frozen pizzas.
- You can never have too much data on your home internet plan.
- Stick to your investment strategy
- Who knew designer labels would create fashionable face masks?
- Check on your elderly neighbors.
- Those COVID-19 pounds are hard to lose.
- Online shopping addiction is a real thing.
- Pandemic + Election year = Unprecedented crazy
We all experienced many new, surprising, and often frustrating things this past year, some that we never thought we would see or do. While this list has a few good financial tips sprinkled in, its real intention is to make you smile and remember that we’ll get through this together.