How to Deal with Unemployment

The panel included Rod Griffin: Director of Consumer Education and Awareness at Experian; Forbes Advisor; Robin Saks Frankel: Writer & Credit Cards/Personal Finance Expert at Forbes Advisor; Molly Ford-Coates: Founder, Ford Financial Management; and Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Paulina Likos: Investing Reporter at U.S. News; Tara Mastroeni: Freelance Real Estate & Personal Finance Writer; Emily Pandise: Producer, Business/Tech/Media Unit, NBC News; and Steve Ash: Content Writer and author of Going Freelance: Building Work Around Your Life.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What is unemployment insurance and how do you know if you’re eligible to apply?
  • Q2: Does filing for unemployment affect your credit?
  • Q3: What are some ways to manage credit card debt when you’re unemployed?
  • Q4: Can you be approved for credit if you have no job?
  • Q5: What are some things you can do to ease some of the financial pressure while unemployed?
  • Q6: What are the effects of unemployment on mental and physical health?
  • Q7: What are your options for health care coverage if you’ve lost your job?
  • Q8: What are some tips for getting work in the midst of a pandemic?
  • Q9: What are some industries that are still hiring in the midst of COVID-19?
  • Q10: Any final tips on how to deal with unemployment?

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