Covid-19, Stay Home and #MoneyTalk

in COVID19, Pandemic, Personal Finance, Random Thoughts

Haven’t done this for a while, but I do have a little more free time as well. So let’s start with the best joke about this year so far.

I’d like to return this year (2020), I don’t like it and it isn’t doing what I want. It is within 90 days and I expect a full refund, or at least store credit.

The 2020 Dad Joke

How are you all doing? I hope you are doing well, and if you are still working, I say Thank You, for that.

If you are not essential, STAY HOME! This is what you can do for your loved ones and yourself, STAY HOME! I cannot visit my Mother or my Brother because I could kill them, I don’t know if I have been exposed or am a carrier, so I STAY AWAY. I want to go see them, but I know I could kill them, so I stay away.

Toilet Paper?

Stay home and don't hoard toilet paper

So the one thing I will remember about this vividly will be the folks who have hoarded Toilet Paper. I hope that they have to use all that toilet paper in a very short time. Remember COVID-19 attacks your lungs, it is not a stomach flu. On this date (March 27th) I continue to look for another pack of TP, but Costco was out.

Feels like an episode of M*A*S*H when their supply lines got cut. I suppose that makes me Klinger (or Frank Burns). Lighten up folks, let’s let everyone wipe their derrières safely.

I also have heard from every place that ever asked for my email address (it is a HOTMAIL address which I usually ignore). Everyone is telling me how they are trying to help me be safe during these times. Thanks?

Past Writings

So it has been a long while since I have written one of these, so we have a long list to wander through.

  • COVID-19 Are we F*cked ? OK, so the title was a little click-baity but I had to write this down. Sometimes these thoughts need to be put in print to see where we stand. Apologies for the rant and salty tones.
  • RDSP Statement of Grant Entitlement 2020 yes another year has passed and the government has told me how little they will match in terms of my son’s RDSP. It’s free money, but it will increase over time.
  • Reflections on 15 Years means I have actually been doing this for more than 15 years. I am attempting to rewrite, edit and delete many of my older posts.
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Small Business and Self-Employed my daughter is a Chiropractor, and she offered to write a piece on the impact of this thing, on her financial and professional life. I think I may have a few more posts from her in the future.
  • Financial Disaster Plan would have been good to have one of these before all of this, but maybe it is time to write one anyhow?
  • Aging Family Members and How to Deal with their Real Estate was another Guest Post done for me, that I really like. Sean writes about things happening in my life right now.

There are more, but you can go check them out on the site. As you can see my writing rhythm may be returning (for good or bad). Hopefully more from me in the coming weeks.

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Financial Reads for Troubled Times

I give you an excellent reading list of articles to help you get through these troubled and worrying times.

Tweet of the Week

For those that have not noticed, Squawkfox has not been around much, and that is because she has been battling with Cancer. She is a friend, and I hope you all send her good thoughts and love. She is one of the reasons you should stay home!

Oh, and if you are on Twitter a lot please add The Canadian Cyber Center, they are the Internet Watchdog, so watch them.

Video of the Week

Speaking of our old amigo Preet B. here is a helpful video with resources for you to help you out, during these troubling times.

Thank you Preet B!

2019 Random Thoughts


  • SumitOfficial March 30, 2020, 9:15 AM

    Thanks. You too.

  • RICARDO March 27, 2020, 9:54 AM


    Costco toilet paper

    1 case = 30 rolls
    425 sheets per roll
    12,750 sheets per case
    20 sheets per $hit (wild guess)
    637.5 $hits per case = 45.5 $hits per day

    to summarize,
    A person who purchases 4 packages of toilet paper from Costco for a family of 4 who is quarantined for 14 days would need to $hit 182 times per day to use the purchased amount


    • bigcajunman March 27, 2020, 9:55 AM

      Another excellent example of #Math in action! As I said, anyone hoarding TP, hope you have to use it ALL in a short time.

      • Alan Sanderson March 30, 2020, 9:10 AM

        “If you are hoarding toilet paper, I hope you have to use it (in a short period of time!)” What a great line!

        • bigcajunman March 30, 2020, 9:22 AM

          Having IBS it is something near and dear to my… rear?

        • Alan Sanderson March 30, 2020, 9:32 AM


  • RICARDO March 27, 2020, 9:47 AM

    Like him or hate him, he did warn us – Bill Gates Ted talk from 2015


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