OPINION: It had been a bleak August afternoon when, upon news of a detected Covid-19 Delta case in the community, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the abrupt shift in alert levels for New Zealand.
But as the country collectively recoiled, I couldn’t help but quietly breathe a small sigh of relief: I’d been trying, and failing, to get a thorough grasp on my spending habits and bolster my savings for months.
Perhaps a few weeks of bunkering down was exactly the cold turkey treatment I needed.
Coincidentally, it was, and, as someone who has been lucky enough to work from home during the lockdown period, I’ve been able to sit back and watch my savings steadily grow.
Prime Minister Jacinda Arden was forced to plunge the entire country into alert level 4 following the news of a Delta case within the community. (file photo)
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