Like most in the country and the world, our most urgent concerns surround the health and wellbeing of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to express our support and admiration of those on the front lines of this fight, including medical workers, first responders, grocery store workers, and others whose work is vital to the strength of our society’s response to this crisis. We encourage everyone to do their part in their communities to interrupt the spread of this disease, including complying with local, state and federal directives and the guidance of public health officials.
Since its inception, Income Lab has strived to be a family-friendly, employee-friendly company, with a flexible time-off policy and an embrace of work-from-home options and flexible working hours. Since the beginning of March, Income Lab employees have been encouraged to work from home. Since March 12, all employees have been working remotely. Though we miss our customary day-to-day interaction with coworkers, the work of Income Lab continues uninterrupted by the pandemic. Our mission and values are more important than ever.
As always, Income Lab is focused on the financial advisor community and the well-being of our users’ clients. We exist to improve the financial lives of those clients. We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health and medical emergency but has also caused an immense amount of economic pain and uncertainty. Those planning for and in retirement may feel particularly high anxiety in times like these. That’s why, over the next weeks and months, we will be producing whitepapers and Lab Notes focused on helping financial advisors address the current financial downturn with their clients. We hope these materials will give clarity to the economic numbers that are tracking the financial impact of the pandemic and give hope to those who fear that their standard of living in retirement may be affected.
We hope that through this crisis we can forge closer bonds with each other, so please connect with us, give us feedback on our work, and stay safe and healthy.