COVID-19

May 21, 2020
Who qualifies for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Unemployment insurance can provide a temporary but vital replacement of earnings during the COVID-19 crisis. Unemployment insurance (UI) is a joint federal-state program. It’s administered by states and provides cash benefits to eligible unemployed workers. In response to COVID-19, qualifying for unemployment has become more flexible. Even if you didn’t qualify for UI in the…

May 19, 2020
Research: You may be eligible for a stimulus check

For the past month, we’ve been asking SaverLife members on a weekly basis if they’ve received their stimulus payment. We’ve seen the number of people receiving direct deposits and physical checks has significantly increased. At the same time, the number of people who say they don’t expect a stimulus payment has gone down. What many…

May 12, 2020
Time-Sensitive Steps to Receive Your Stimulus Payment Quickly

The IRS announced that this Wednesday, May 13th, 9am PT (noon ET) is the deadline for many people to enter their direct deposit info into their Get My Payment portal. If you qualify for a stimulus payment and haven’t received it yet, provide your direct deposit information to get your funds faster. Who needs to…

May 05, 2020
Research: Stimulus Checks Are Rolling In

Here’s some good news from last week: people are finally receiving their stimulus checks! In mid-April, we asked our members if they expected to receive a check, and we were surprised that an astonishing 27% said no. Fast forward to the end of Apri...

May 14, 2020
Six Activities to Keep Your Kids Engaged at Home that Won’t Break the Bank

These times are completely unprecedented. Stay at home orders and school closures have us all spending more time at home. And for many, this time also means more time entertaining and educating kids at home, and often on a budget. As the time at ho...