COVID-19: Sheltering in place; how I spent my entire monthly grocery budget in 1 day

COVID-19: Sheltering in place; how I spent my entire monthly grocery budget in 1 day

Not a very FIRE-like post title, I know. But COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic, the markets are taking a nose-dive, and Canadians have cancelled hockey. Shit’s gotten real folks. While my community hasn’t had any COVID-19 cases yet, when you look at the data from Hubei, China, the virus was spreading weeks before there were any confirmed cases (see Chart 7: Timeline of Events in Hubei). Thankfully, my area is taking this VERY seriously, with lots of cancelled events and services, to help flatten the curve to prevent healthcare system collapse. That said, panic is setting in, people have…