COVID-19

January 13, 2021
Have You Received Your Second Stimulus Payment Yet?

If you’re like most people, the word stimulus makes you perk up your ears these days. Perhaps you’ve either already received or eagerly await that much-needed payment, which will arrive by a deposit in your bank account, a check in the mail, or an Economic Impact Payment Card.  With the second stimulus bill now in…

January 12, 2021
Am I Eligible for the Second Stimulus Check?

Just before 2020 ended and 2021 began, President Trump signed a second pandemic relief bill. This bill included a second round of stimulus checks, or Economic Impact Payments, that will be sent to Americans under certain income thresholds in the coming weeks. Some of these checks have already started filtering in via direct deposit. As…

December 01, 2020
What Is a Recession and How Do I Prepare for One?

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is the organization that decides if the US is in a recession. They define a recession as “a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and lasts more than a few months.” So, what the heck does this mean? In a recession, companies are…

November 17, 2020
You may be eligible for a stimulus check

[Updated as of October 2020] If you typically don’t file taxes, you have until November 21st, 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 econ...

December 28, 2020
How to Re-Imagine Your Disposable Income During a Recession

The biggest threat to your finances during a recession is a reduction or loss of income. Seemingly disposable income now may be a lifeline to keep you from eviction, foreclosure, or repossession. So if you’re doing okay right now, it’s ...