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I live in New York City, the epicenter of the coronavirus. Before it started to sink in how serious this public health scare was, I kept to my regular work and social schedule — which always translates to spending.

Since state mandates have forced us to stay home and have shut down all non-essential businesses, I've had a refreshing reminder about living not just within my means, but rather living below my means, and how this quarantine experience will benefit my budget.

Here are just a few of the money lessons I've rediscovered in quarantine: