Expanded inequality, an inexplicable stock market, and a whole bunch of weird habits — this is how the pandemic will change our financial lives forever.
An American debt collection agency paid agents in Tijuana $150 a week to collect from delinquent borrowers in the US. We spoke to a person who did that job during the pandemic.
Tenuous employment. Dangerous working conditions. The pandemic has exposed fundamental flaws with how the hospitality industry operates.
“Rich People Gonna Rich People”: People Say Their Wealthy Friends Disappointed Them During The Pandemic
“It makes you realize how little people actually care,” one person said about seeing her wealthy and carefree friends jet-setting around a world trying to get through a pandemic.
“While money can’t buy true and lasting happiness, it most certainly can still create moments of joy and it can ease a lot of suffering.”
Temporary relief from federal student loan payments has allowed some people who lost wages to save for a home, start a family, pay off other debts, and, generally speaking, survive. That could all end after September.
Veterinary practices, florists, liquor stores, and yurts all turned out to be pretty good small businesses to be in when COVID transformed society.