COVID-19

August 01, 2020
How to Make a Budget for Your Family During COVID-19

“How can you budget your money when you have the same amount coming in as you did before, but now you have everyone at home using more electricity, gas, and water and eating more food?” Submitted by Kelly B. A budget is nothing more than deciding how you will spend money before you get it.…

July 27, 2020
Am I eligible for SNAP benefits if I’m unemployed due to COVID-19?

The additional $600 in unemployment benefits is ending this week. Meanwhile, talks about possibly extending the program are still up in the air. If you were ineligible to receive SNAP benefits (also known as food stamps) because of the extra $600/week, you may now qualify to receive them. College and graduate students and those on…

July 19, 2020
Resources for Small Business Owners Impacted by COVID-19

Many small businesses are experiencing economic hardship because of COVID-19. In light of social distancing recommendations and other stay-at-home rules, there has been a dramatic decrease in economic activity. There are two main programs in the CARES Act that support small businesses. These programs are the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP 7(a) Loan Program and…

June 19, 2020
What to expect when you apply for unemployment during COVID-19

I’m sorry to hear that you lost your job and now must navigate the challenges of Unemployment Insurance. You may encounter busy phone lines, an inability to speak to a live person, and state unemployment website issues. This will depend on wh...

July 27, 2020
You may be eligible for a stimulus check

[Updated as of July 2020] If you typically don’t file taxes, you have until October 15th, 2020 to fill out the IRS Non-Filer form in order to be sent your stimulus check. About 12 million Americans are still eligible to receive this $1,200 economic...