Covid-19 Help: Emergency Financial Assistance Resources & Services to Know About

The panel included Rod Griffin: Director of Consumer Education and Awareness at Experian; Alicia R. Hudnett Reiss: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™; Take Charge America; Sarah Brady: financial consultant, workshop facilitator, and writer; Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Todd Christensen: Education Manager at Money Fit by DRS; Molly Ford-Coates: Founder, Ford Financial Management; Sha’Kreshia Terrell: Founder of Humble Hustle Finance; Kimberly Hamilton: Founder of Beworth Finance; Athena Lent: Latina Personal Finance Expert; Sean Gillespie: Financial Advisor; Navicore; Brian Haney: Vice President, The Haney Company; Tremaine Wills: Financial Adviser; Gloria Fagbemi: Founder, TeaForTwoAndACrowd.com; and Consumer Federation of America.

Questions We Discussed

  • Q1: How are you keeping updated on the COVID-19 pandemic? Any favorite Twitter accounts?
  • Q2: What types of financial emergencies are people having right now?
  • Q3: What COVID-19 financial assistance programs should people know about?
  • Q4: What are some ways to deal with unemployment and income loss?
  • Q5: What resources are available to help with childcare and education?
  • Q6: What services are available to help those needing food and basic needs?
  • Q7: What programs are available for student loan relief?
  • Q8: What relief might be available for those unable to pay rent, utilities, or car payments?
  • Q9: How often should you check your credit report? Why is that important?
  • Q10: What financial scams are out there right now?
  • Q11: How can all of us support each other during this isolating time?

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