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The Art Of The Pivot | Ep 180

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Checking In

Laura will be cutting Brad’s hair–check it out next week on the YouTube channel and see how it went!

MK and her husband are doing bodyweight exercises and deserted hiking trails during their “shelter in place” orders.

The Art Of The Pivot

Have you changed how you do business under the current circumstances? If so, please leave us a voicemail and tell us about it.

For example, Brad’s CrossFit gym is running their classes on Zoom.

Core Expenses

It’s important to understand your baseline spending. What does your life actually cost?

Now is a good time to go through your expenses line by line and see if you can find any savings.

Brad recently saved money on his life insurance by shopping around.

  • Policygenius is a great place to shop around for many types of insurance.
  • Metromile has pay per mile car insurance which might be a good fit if you are “sheltering in place”.
  • Lemonade also saved Jonathan some money on home insurance as well.

Homeschooling Resources

If you want to start a business for yourself or as a project with a middle or high schooler this workbook is a fantastic resource. Check it out here.

The Accidental Homeschoolers are coming out with week 2. If you want to check out this free resource check out the homepage.

Health Needs

The US still needs protective masks for our medial professionals. [Edit: Now that production of medical PPE, ChooseFI has stopped efforts to produce improvised PPE]

We also have a desperate need for blood donations. Go to to see how you can help.

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