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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2021 file photo, a worker gives instructions to motorists at a COVID-19 testing site in Los Angeles.  The pandemic has caused many people to reassess their priorities. There is talk of moving out of the city, simplifying life and saving more money.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A pandemic shift in finances: Prioritize, simplify, save

Jan. 6, 2021 10:49 AM EST

The pandemic has caused many people to reassess their priorities. There is talk of moving out of the city, simplifying life and saving more money. “I’m not going to spend money like that anymore,” my millennial daughter told me recently, talking about past shopping sprees on handbags,...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: Putting financial survivor’s guilt to good use

Nov. 30, 2020 6:08 AM EST

Financial therapist Lindsay Bryan-Podvin of Ann Arbor, Michigan, specializes in helping people deal with their anxieties about money. But since the pandemic started, Bryan-Podvin has been hearing more about guilt than fear. Several people who still have jobs and financial security felt guilty about having been...