Rytis Krušinskas is a professor at KTU School of Economics and Business and the Chairman of the KTU Senate
The information on COVID-19 virus is premonitory, intimidating, instructive, motivating, encouraging and much more. However, how this could change or influence our daily practice of personal finance management?
Usually, when certain economic disruption does not restrict our financial freedom, we have a lot of opinions about personal finance management. However, when trying to model, predict and guess how the virus can change the evolution of our economy, personal “financial freedom” can be renamed a “financial discipline”.
In this context, discipline does not imply the rules installed by a government or an institution, but, rather, personal rules and arrangements for oneself and for one’s family. Although such personal management might look simple, not always it is so.
Recommended priority steps could be:
Given the economic challenges, the aforementioned are the key steps to budgeting.
However, COVID-19 can also teach us additional lessons:
Many simple things do not require research or insights. Often all it takes are good words, best intentions, lending a hand and concentration. Well, the exceptions just confirm the rules.