How to shift your financial goals during a pandemic

It’s safe to say no one could have predicted how the first half of 2020 would pan out. After all, pandemics are not only difficult to navigate in the present, but they provide a significant hurdle when planning for the future. Mainly if you had financial goals for yourself, your business, or your retirement, that now seems completely unattainable.

While adjustments will likely need to be made and new calculations and projections created, there is still a light at the end of the tunnel. Many financial experts say the key is in small, calculated changes and a shift in mindset. Here, how to rethink your strategy and tame your anxiety:

Try not to worry too much about long-term financial goals.

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12 Easy Ways to Support Independent Service Professionals During Coronavirus Pandemic

There’s a good chance that you haven’t gotten a haircut, asked for a massage or a facial, thrown a dinner party, or asked your housekeeper to come spring clean your closets — and that’s okay. Social distancing measures designed to prevent a tumultuous spread of the novel coronavirus are painfully necessary as the United States is currently experiencing the largest outbreak of COVID-19 out of all nations across the globe. And livelihoods have been impacted, making it tough to financially support service providers as we once did.

But that doesn’t mean that you should cut ties with the people who help you check off those boxes on your to-do list, even if you can’t pay them right now. These service professionals are experiencing a devastating upheaval to their businesses; most can’t hop online to continue to charge clients for services rendered — they depend on a face-to-face experience they

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