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What Is Credit Counseling Exactly?

Feeling confused about how to get your credit in order? Is your debt making you feel out of control? You may need to seek credit counseling to help you get your affairs in order. You don’t need to be ashamed as a lot of people need help when faced with large amounts of debt. You can get your credit under control if you work with a good credit counseling agency or attorney.  Most credit counseling agencies offer services like homeownership counseling, financial advice, student loan counseling, and more. However, there are a number of things you need to understand before you go for credit counseling. In this article, we will explain credit counseling in detail and what you should look out for.

How to Make a Budget During COVID-19

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been hit with financial problems. Over 3 million Americans have filed for unemployment with more joining in every day. Even with the stimulus checks given by the government, most people are finding it difficult during this time. Budgeting is a major way to get by and not fall into more debt. Prioritize expenses.

Student Loans and COVID-19

The widespread economic halt arising from the Coronavirus pandemic has had strenuous implications on citizens across the world. There’s no telling how long the virus will last and its resultant effect on Americans. Offsetting student loans has always been a pressing task for most citizens and with the coronavirus eliminating/reducing income, the struggle has increased. The unexpected pandemic has made it even more difficult for the average American to offset their debts – student debts being among the most troublesome.  Reports show that, as of March 2019, American’s outstanding student loan debt topped $1.5 trillion. Most people are beginning to wonder how to deal with their mounting debt during this economic crisis.

Scams Surfacing During COVID-19 Pandemic

A lot of scammers are using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to steal the money of unsuspecting victims. Senior citizens are the most vulnerable to financial scams and scams in general.  According to reports, Medicare scams have increased as a result of the pandemic. Since most people over 60 years old are not interacting with their service providers, friends, or neighbors, they can be swindled with scams that seem legitimate. For people who are ill, using trusted delivery services for food and supplies is the best way to go because these scammers pose as good Samaritans and they run off with your money. In this article, we will take a look at some of the other scams that have surfaced during this COVID-19 pandemic.

These Big Businesses have been infected by Covid-19

Covid-19 came unexpectedly for most individuals, business owners, and countries worldwide. Since a lot of businesses depend on people to thrive, most of them suffered severely as the pandemic progressed. Those in the airline, restaurant, hospitality, and tourism sectors were hit the most during the period. Although some were able to successfully transition to the new digital way of conducting business, others are still scrambling. In this article, we will be taking a look at the big businesses that have been infected the most by COVID-19.

Having Trouble Making Car Payments During the COVID-19 Pandemic? This May Help

The strain COVID-19 has placed on the US economy is no longer news. However, what is more worrisome is how more people are suffering from this economic burden than others. The US Department of Labor has reported that more than one in 10 Americans have filed for unemployment in the last two weeks of March and the first week of April. This goes to show that a lot of people are unable to meet their financial needs or pay off their debts. One of the payments most people are having a hard time paying this period is the care loan payment.  Thankfully, there is relief available to many people.

You May Be Able to Get Financial Help From These Major Financial Institutions If You Have Been Negatively Affected by COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic has spread rapidly across the country and so has the need for financial aid and resources. Despite the stimulus check given to the American people over the last month, over 30 million Americans have registered for unemployment. This shows that, despite the stimulus package offered by the government, millions of Americans are still in desperate need of stimulus packages. However, several institutions and private businesses are offering financial help to people who have been negatively affected by the pandemic. We have accumulated a list of institutions you can go to for aid during this time.

Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19

The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has had a huge effect on the world. In the US, many Americans are struggling with reduced income, offsetting debts, unemployment, and worse, keeping a roof over their heads. To help with this, the government has enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, with the main objective of providing financial relief options to Americans affected by this pandemic. In this article, we will discuss the mortgage aspects of the CARES Act in detail.

CARES Act Unemployment Benefits in Florida

As you are surely aware, the Federal Government passed the CARES Act which is intended to provide relief for Americans as they are affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.  While the Federal Government funds the Act and provides guidance on how to utilize the funds, it is up to individual states to decide how to allocate the money.  Florida’s portion of the funding which resulted from the act is $4.1 billion.  All eligible individual Americans received $1200 (depending on income), married couples received $2400, and additional funds were allocated to parents with children.  The cash distribution was only one part of the CARES Act.