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Financial Help During the Coronavirus Crisis

Financial topics to help support you through the unexpected
How To Apply For Unemployment During COVID-19
How To Apply For Unemployment During COVID-19

You've worked at a power plant for over 10 years. You make great money and enjoy your job. Then, a notice from your manager states that the plant is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. You know you must file for unemployment, but you don't know where to...

List of Banks Offering Financial Help During COVID-19
List of Banks Offering Financial Help During COVID-19

22 million Americans have filed for unemployment since the shutdown. With so many facing financial hardships like never before, COVID-19 has left many Americans in need of financial assistance. Banks, auto insurers, state governments, and the federal government are...

How To Deal With Financial Stress During COVID-19
How To Deal With Financial Stress During COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed our world as we know it. Practically, no matter where you live in the US, the coronavirus has turned Americans' lives upside down or, at the bare minimum, cause some real disruptions to everyday life.  Getting just a snippet of news can...

What are Payday Loan Alternatives?
What are Payday Loan Alternatives?

Payday loans are a popular choice for people who need money fast: the money often arrives in your bank account the next business day and can get you out of trouble. The problem is that these loans have stratospherically high-interest rates. This can result in debtors...

What to Do If You Need Help Paying Rent During COVID-19
What to Do If You Need Help Paying Rent During COVID-19

On April 1st, 2020, there was $50 billion worth of rent due in the US.  But amid the spread of COVID-19, many Americans are also facing a financial crisis. As businesses close or reduce hours, people are unable to go to work and earn the income that...

Top 8 Things You Need To Do If You’re Laid Off From Work
Top 8 Things You Need To Do If You’re Laid Off From Work

As COVID-19 continues to proliferate, the global economy is taking a major hit. Around the world, businesses are forced to close their doors amid shelter-in-place orders and social distancing mandates.  They're also making difficult decisions to make operations...

Unemployment Insurance: What You Need to Know
Unemployment Insurance: What You Need to Know

If you've lost a job recently, unemployment insurance can help fill in the financial gaps. Before you apply for unemployment, it's crucial to understand how it works, from filing your claim to getting the benefits. Read on to discover more about unemployment insurance...

The Best Ways to Make Money Fast and Get Out of Debt
The Best Ways to Make Money Fast and Get Out of Debt

We all know the basics of money management. We're supposed to have a well-calculated budget and abide by it. We're supposed to put money in savings and live below our means. That might be the plan, but in real life, things happen and you need to roll with the punches....

Selling Your Home During COVID-19
Selling Your Home During COVID-19

Months ago, many homeowners looked forward to the early spring, which is historically the best time to sell a house fast. This is when the glut of homes has yet to reach the market, making it easier to command a high home value. Unfortunately, the housing market...

How to Work From Home and Make Money Doing It
How to Work From Home and Make Money Doing It

Even without the stress of the current coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are opting to work from home than ever before. Whether you've been asked to start performing your duties remotely or you need to make some extra money while you're on lockdown, it's...

Creative Ways to Make Money Online: The Ultimate List for 2020
Creative Ways to Make Money Online: The Ultimate List for 2020

How To Make Money Online If you have financial goals, then you should know how there are only two ways to meet them.  One option is to cut back on expenses, and the other one is to make more money. The second option can be more exciting because there are a lot of...

List of Banks Offering Financial Help During COVID-19
List of Banks Offering Financial Help During COVID-19

22 million Americans have filed for unemployment since the shutdown. With so many facing financial hardships like never before, COVID-19 has left many Americans in need of financial assistance. Banks, auto insurers, state governments, and the federal government are...

What does COVID-19 mean for the housing market?
What does COVID-19 mean for the housing market?

There are many questions on our minds during this difficult time. And this one is particularly important to anyone who is planning on buying or selling a home soon. Many plans have indeed come to a screeching halt as a result of COVID-19. But in some circumstances,...

Tips When Buying a Home During COVID-19
Tips When Buying a Home During COVID-19

Market analysts expect home sales to fall by 35% for 2020. This would mean that the total home sales for the year would be around 4 million, a number that hasn't been this low since 1991. These may sound like bad things, but as a buyer, this makes it a market prime...

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae: COVID-19 Update
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae: COVID-19 Update

U.S. unemployment swung from a 50-year low in February to 4.4% in March 2020, which reflects a huge jump in newly unemployed people. Unfortunately, most unemployment is the product of layoffs caused by the COVID-19: 10 million people applied for benefits in the last...

How to Host a Successful Virtual Open House
How to Host a Successful Virtual Open House

With shelter in place orders affecting almost 10 million Americans, virtual open houses can assist people in buying and selling real estate without leaving their homes. COVID-19 has pushed mortgage rates lower, and this creates a prime opportunity for both buyers and...

What the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Means for You
What the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Means for You

COVID-19 is spurring a wide range of economic repercussions that are having negative effects worldwide. For individuals and business owners in financial trouble, a historic stimulus package has been approved to provide a bit of economic relief in the United States....

What the 2020 CARES Act Means for Your Student Loans
What the 2020 CARES Act Means for Your Student Loans

The $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package known as the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) has become law with the help of bipartisan support in Congress. It seeks to provide help for individuals, small businesses, and large corporations...

What the COVID-19 Stimulus Package Means for Tax Deadlines
What the COVID-19 Stimulus Package Means for Tax Deadlines

No one will forget the winter and spring of 2020 when COVID-19 entered the world and essentially changed everything. Finances and taxes are no exception to this change. The United States federal government designed and passed a federal stimulus package to help...

The CARES Act of 2020: A Detailed Breakdown and Explanation
The CARES Act of 2020: A Detailed Breakdown and Explanation

Life, as Americans know it, has been turned upside down as a result of the COVID-19. It was only a few months ago when the focus was on upcoming elections, the weather and the tween obsession with Tik-Tok.  Lives have come to a screeching halt with the COVID-19...

Additional Resources

The latest resources to help guide you through this crisis

Federal Student Loan Payments Suspended

Student Loan payments have been suspended.  Find out more here.

Unemployment Benefits
Help Covering Your Rent

Justshelter.org has put together a searchable database by state to help you find organizations to assist with housing issues

Credit Card Help

A lot of credit card companies are offering to help support customers during the crisis