Suara.com – The Covid-19 pandemic has indeed greatly affected every aspect of human life, including the household economy.
Financial Consultant, Prita Ghozie, revealed that the data he obtained from the Institute for Economic and Social Research (LPEM), Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia (FEUI) stated that there was an increase in consumption of 42.1 percent during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“So imagine if people shout dizzy, naturally because the increase is quite high. That’s why there is an increase in the anxiety of mothers in managing family finances,” said Prita in the MyBABYMomversity 2021 event, Tuesday (30/3/2021).
Prita also reminded that there are at least 3 things in family finances that disturb the anxiety of mothers as financial managers.
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1. Fear that the pandemic will last a long time
The never ending and endless Covid-19 pandemic has actually triggered the anxiety of mothers, because it takes women more and more to deal with finances in order to survive.
“Because the longer this pandemic lasts, it will affect their ability (mothers) to provide income in the household. Including what kind of lifestyle should be carried out in the future,” said Prita.
2. Concern and health
During a pandemic, the cost of supporting health was also admitted by Prita, which increased dramatically, reaching 44.3 percent. Because the purchase of masks to hand santizers is a vital necessity.
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“It turns out that the purchase of a health budget is because we are asked to wear masks to keep our distance and others. So that’s a challenging thing for mothers,” he added.