11 Money Moves We’ve Made During the Pandemic

Supporting my community

Food delivery man
Yuriy Golub / Shutterstock.com

During my state’s stay-at-home order, we ordered pizza from our local mom and pop (literally — it’s run by a couple and their daughter). When the wife brought our $20 pizza, I gave her $100 and told her to keep the change.

Right there, on my front porch, she began to cry. She thanked me and explained that they’re barely hanging on. Since then, we’ve donated to the local food bank and are continuing to support every local business we can.

Until this economic disaster, giving to charity was just something you did if you were lucky enough to have been able to put aside more than you needed.

But this is different. This isn’t offering handouts. This is fulfilling my obligation to those who share my community. The pizza place, the dry cleaner, the hardware store, the mini-market: These aren’t just places in my neighborhood. They are my neighborhood. So, I’m proud to do what I can to make sure it’s all still here when this is over.

–Stacy Johnson, CEO

5 Secrets to Keeping Your Brain Sharp as You Age
5 Secrets to Keeping Your Brain Sharp as You Age

Forget young at heart — science says these tricks will keep you young in mind.

How to Prepare Your Finances for Retirement in 7 Steps
How to Prepare Your Finances for Retirement in 7 Steps

Here is how to get your finances in shape for your golden years, one step at a time.

14 Service Providers Most Likely to Lower Your Bill If You Ask
14 Service Providers Most Likely to Lower Your Bill If You Ask

With these companies, it might be easier than you think to negotiate your monthly bill down.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Add a Comment

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.