2020 was quite quite spectacular!
A global pandemic, an election for the history books, serious talks about American culture and humanity, wildfires, murder hornets and more! Through it all we have carried on. Let’s take a look at the most popular topics from 2020 and see how far we’ve come.
I wrote about the importance of asking for help. Financial stress is often linked with depression, and I want you to know you are not alone! To quote former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick, It’s ok to not be ok, but it’s not ok to pretend you are ok.” How are you feeling now? Did you ask for help when you needed it? What have you gained? Alternatively, what is preventing you from asking for the help you need?
I shared 10 easy ways to incorporate self-care into your day. One of those suggestions was to sit down to eat your meals. Have you tried this? The pandemic has forced us to slow down. Reflect on how mealtime or other routines have changed in your home.
We looked at how the economic shut down forced us to change our impulsive shopping habits. We started saving more money and paying off our credit cards. How are you feeling about your level of savings?
What does financial freedom means to you? Were you able to change some habits that were impeding your financial growth? Did you refinance your mortgage to take advantage of lower rates? There is a great opportunity to stretch your hard earned dollars. What does your financial freedom look like now?
I offered a serious discussion about investments. The markets were still recovering from an earlier drop-off and the economy was estimated to be in recession. How has your relationship been with your financial advisor? Do you agree with their economic outlook? Do you feel like they are being attentive to your investments? Have you evaluated your 401K investment strategy? The economy is still in a very precarious position. If these items didn’t make it onto your to-do list in 2020, I implore you to make them a priority now.
This year has been filled with more challenges than anyone could have predicted.
Take a look at what you did with the time and resources you had available. Then ask yourself if having someone on your side to help you organize and tackle all these things would have pushed you further. Remember to check out Christina Gatteri, CFP on Facebook for more information about my services and recent videos about financial topics. You can also reach out to me directly by clicking here.
I wish you and yours a joyful new year!