When Lori Levy looks back at the past year, she’s painfully aware of what she’s missed out on because of the pandemic. Her son didn’t have an in-person high school graduation, and she’s gone nearly two years without seeing her daughter, who lives in California.
But there have been small silver linings: she’s saved money on fuel, campus parking and fewer restaurant meals. With the savings, she helped buy her son a car for college and is planning a trip to California later this year.
“It’s just nice to know that you have that money when you need it,” said Levy, a nurse educator in the Clinical Education and Professional Development Department.
Throughout the pandemic, most Duke employees have seen their spending habits altered, resulting in opportunities to save money.