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Don't Panic: How to Manage your Finances—and Financial Anxieties—During and After Coronavirus

Tips, tricks, and guaranteed ways to secure your future

Christine Ibbotson

64 pages
Nimbus Publishing

As soon as the COVID-19 global pandemic hit North America, Licensed Financial Advisor Christine Ibbotson, syndicated "Ask the Money Lady" columnist and recent author of How to Retire Debt-Free and Wealthy, started receiving hundreds of emails from concerned citizens. Should I sell off my stocks? How should I budget my spending during a temporary work stoppage? Is a mortgage payment holiday a really good thing—what's the catch? How can we use this situation to make money and lower debt?

Ibbotson has worked quickly and diligently in the face of this global financial crisis to provide readers in Canada, the US, and UK with a collection of thoughtful responses to, and practical advice for, their most pressing concerns. Topics include what help banks and governments can offer during the pandemic, what we can learn from past financial crises, how to financially secure your future—including pent-up demand that will turn the markets, and best investment and lending strategies—and how to create a financial plan and move your finances in a different direction, ultimately leading to a safe and secure—and maybe even early—retirement.

Author Bio
Christine Ibbotson has been providing financial advice to clients for over twenty-five years and is a Licensed Financial Advisor, Residential and Commercial Mortgage Broker, and Insurance Broker. She also attained her Chartered Investment Manager designation with further studies taken in Advanced Estate Planning, Trusts, and Taxation Strategies. Christine writes a syndicated column for over 360 community newspapers called "Ask the Money Lady" as well as another syndicated column focused solely on retirement called "Your Money Today" and recently published her first book, How to Retire Debt-Free and Wealthy. She continues to speak and provide advice to spread the ideas, tricks and techniques of how everyday people can easily dissolve their debt, invest, and retire wealthy.