Protecting and Maintaining Your Finances As We Emerge From COVID-19

Our weekly #CreditChat started in 2012 to help our community learn about credit and important personal finance topics (e.g. saving money, paying down debt, improving credit scores). Each chat is hosted by @Experian on Twitter and all are welcome to participate. DM us any questions.

This week, we’ll provide money tips as pandemic restrictions begin to lift.

Topic: Protecting and Maintaining Your Finances As We Emerge From COVID-19

When: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Twitter chatroom or join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include Laura J. LaTourette, CFP®: Founder of Family Wealth Management Group; Take Charge America; Leslie H. Tayne, Esq: Founder and Managing Director of Tayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C.); Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Lawrence D. Sprung: CFP® President of Mitlin Financial, Inc.Paulina LikosInvesting Reporter at U.S. News; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions We’ll Discuss:

  1. What should you think about with regard to your finances as we emerge from COVID?  
  2. Were you prepared for the financial volatility created by the pandemic? If not, what changes can you make now to ensure that you are better prepared for future emergencies?
  3. Did you develop financial habits during the pandemic that you would like to keep?  
  4. Did you develop any financial habits during the pandemic that you should break?  
  5. What should you consider when taking inventory of your financial portfolio as we emerge from the pandemic? 
  6. How do you budget as financial relief accommodations begin to expire after the pandemic? 
  7. How do you resist the temptation to overspend when celebrating with friends and family? 
  8. How do you create financial safety nets or emergency funds that will help you navigate future crises?  
  9. How can investing contribute to your financial security in the event of future emergencies? 
  10. What are the implications of using your credit more as we emerge from COVID-19? 
  11. How do you need to think differently about protecting your identity now that we are resuming in-person shopping/dining etc.? 

Check out our complete list of upcoming personal finance Twitter chats here.