Bahamas and the Hurricane

Sep 09, 2019 | Jeremy Goldfarb


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As many of you know, I hold the Bahamas (specifically those beautiful oases known as the "Outer Islands) very closely to my heart. My family and I have been vacationing there in both summer and winter for the past 17+ years. I was there as recently as the end of July 2019! What I had the pleasure of enjoying then, and what exists now, are two very very different things. It is hard to believe that the natural beauty that existed in my eye only 2 months ago was almost completely wiped from the map. Further to that, we have friends on those islands, and based on my knowledge so far, most have been accounted for.

 

I usually reserve this blog for economics, investments, and thoughts around finance and planning. Today though, I am talking about something a little bit different. My family and I have already sent over a pallet of relief supplies to our friends in the Abacos. More will follow, and I am planning to head down there as soon as possible to help, even a little bit, in the rebuilding and clean up efforts.

 

The impact of the recent hurricane was felt by many, and some in different ways than others. While I sit up here in Ottawa, Canada.....I certainly felt it, but not nearly as much as those lost in it. So now it's time to give back. I got 17 amazing years, and its probably going to take about the same amount of time to rebuild.

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