Currently, the world is watching as a global chain reaction unfolds. Many people are relying on a regular daily diet of statistics and figures in trying to understand what is happening to our lives and to the world around us.
Our work tries to take the complication out of tax filing – encouraging people to start facing finance with more ease. And because of the profession we chose, we are naturally very data-driven people. But this poses two key problems:
1) Statistics quickly lose their weight once things hit closer to home. For instance, if your co-worker, neighbor, a close friend or even family member is affected, numbers only count for so much.
2) The current situation is completely new to our society as a whole, so all of us have to wait, adapt and contribute our part while at least parts of the world are on lockdown. As we watch things unfold daily, we must simply try to understand all new developments in real time, and each of us must do our best to take responsible actions in order to contribute to the collective good.
In trying to gain context, many people feel overwhelmed by the overflow of articles and statistics from vastly different sources that are coming through. So instead of speaking only about this emerging situation, we think it’s important to talk about facing finance and thinking about our economic lives in the long run.