On the economic front, we also face an upcoming killer, the big increase in abject poverty in our country. The impact of that will be lingering for a longer time and will have unseen/unheard ramifications. Poverty means less healthcare, less ability to feed your family and less opportunities in advancement for many of the children. May not mean instantaneous death but a hellish experience for sure over a longer period of time.
I hope you, my reader, have survived and thrived during this difficult time. I speak of chaos, death and poverty but then there is opportunity in chaos as well. Bakers, online sellers, bartering and all other forms of trade have sprung up showing how people with the ability to adapt have done so over the past months. I hope you are one of them and if not, I hope you kept your job at least. I hope we can continue on our journey here.
In my case, I have fared relatively well. Mind you, I took a big loss in my portfolio in March but have since recovered partially and still slogging away at getting myself and my family to FI.