Suppose $2000 of money parachuted into your budget.
Suppose you expect prices of items to increase. More money chasing fewer goods and all that. And if nobody is working then nobody is making goods...right?
Suppose you want to "invest" the money in durable items that will throw a long-shadow regarding making life more livable over the next 6-to-60 months. Ideally, it will be items (or services) that will not be oversubscribed in the first round of helicopter money.
A few thought provokers:
-Have a will written or updated
-Garden seeds or orchard trees
-Bicycles, motorbike or other transportation
-Exercise equipment that will actually get used
-Motorized lawncare equipment
-Cans of fluorescent paint to paint the equipment I lose on a regular basis
-Staple foods like beans and rice and sugar
-Food processing equipment like vacuum sealer
-Home brewing supplies
-Durable clothing like jeans, Carhartts, work boots
-Molds for casting bullets
-A new computer or other consumer electronics
-Medical supplies, whatever those may be
-Odds-and-ends like tarps, duct tape, chains, hinges, deck screws, framing nails, motor oil, filters, belts, electrical switches and outlets...
Please leave your thoughts in comments.