A rather unusual consequence of the coronavirus pandemic:

A Tokyo aquarium, which closed to the public due to the pandemic, has asked the public for a favor.

Seems like their eels have forgotten what humans look like. The once sociable creatures have started to hide in the sand when any of the few aquarium workers walk by their tank.

Under normal circumstances, the 300 garden eels—named for their grass-like look when they poke their heads out of the sandy seabed en masse—were so accustomed to having humans around that they didn’t retreat in the sand at the sight of them.

But the pandemic has changed that. The human staff is asking for help to keep the eels from forgetting about humans completely.

They’re requesting that people connect with the lonely eels through FaceTime. They’ve set up five tablets facing the eels’ tank so that people could show their faces as much as possible and even wave to them. Just as if they were visiting them in person.

We can sympathize with the eels. We all need some interaction and seeing someone’s face certainly can make a difference.

Speaking of interaction… when was the last time we talked?

We’d love to check in with you soon. At Money & Clarity, we specialize in having high-value conversations (and not burying our heads in the sand when it comes to your financial outlook).

We’ll take a look at your portfolio and discover any opportunities that can benefit you.

Why not give us a call at 513-563-PLAN (7526) or book online to schedule a free portfolio analysis today?

And if you don’t have a portfolio yet, no worries. We’d still like to meet with you. We’ll present you with a strong financial plan to help you achieve your retirement goals.

Nikki Earley, CFP® & Dan Cuprill, CFP®

P.S. In the next blog, I’ll share a funny story about a man getting a special dessert for his son-in-law. Beware of labels…

P.P.S.  To learn the steps you can take to protect and even capitalize on recent investment volatility in light of COVID-19, check out my webinar.