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The “Q” Word


There is a quarantine in your future.  Staying inside your own home is not the worst thing that can happen, assuming you actually like the other people in your household.  In addition to stocking the pantry for a minimum of 14 days, just plan for a “staycation.”  Make sure you have that book you’ve been wanting to read, as well as books or magazines for others in your household.  Plan to get Netflix or some other streaming entertainment.  Plan a walking route which doesn’t take you near other people.  If you do, don’t get any closer than six feet.

Many people just need something to do.  If that is you, plan those projects now and buy whatever materials you’ll need . . . today.  In a later blog, I’ll offer things you can do now to improve your financial plan, especially your estate plan, while under quarantine.  Whatever you do, don’t watch the stock market.  It will be bad for your heart . . . for awhile.

This is a great time for introverts . . . sorry about your extroverts!


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