You swept in, making landfall like a hurricane, hovered over us for more than a year

\Many of us have suddenly been taken down to the “survival” level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Scores of us are getting laid off, small businesses are hanging on by a thread, and those who work in the gig economy are severely impacted by the discontinuation of their services. People across the span of wealth are suddenly feeling financially insecure.

Financial insecurity should theoretically be linked to the level of one’s wealth, yet now many more of us understand that it isn’t as simple as this. To the degree that we are stretched so thin that we don’t have savings or a buffer to pay our mortgage, we can be severely stressed by a change in our job status. You’ve made us insecure about our futures.


— Shauna Springer, Ph.D.

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