By Sylvia Juuko

How you react during a period of uncertainty often determines whether you will be swallowed by the circumstances or be left standing to pick up the pieces in the aftermath.

The pandemic, whose expiry date remains unknown and the attendant lockdown episodes, is certainly not for the faint-hearted. The loss of lives, health challenges and costs have tested not only our mental health but also seen our personal finances and businesses take a hit.

That notwithstanding, it is crucial that we manage this precarious situation by ensuring that we not only deal with the challenges to our mental health but also manage to remain focused and resilient in order to survive and rebuild what has been depleted.

In normal circumstances, we make money mistakes that keep us stuck or set us back from our financial aspirations. Consequently, the dilemma we are grappling with is whether it is possible to avoid making mistakes in an environment where it is easy for…

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