Karen Chan’s Yet-To-Be-Named Personal Finance Blog

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Cash is king in uncertain times.

In April 2020, most states are under a stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, millions of people have become unemployed overnight. Even if you still have your job, things may feel pretty uncertain. The stock market has been on a roller coaster, and has probably taken the balance in your IRA


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Financial Help During the Pandemic

The American Recovery Plan provides several forms of financial assistance. Learn more here about student loan forbearance, mortgage forbearance, economic impact payments, and how filing your income taxes for 2020 could get you a substantial refund - even if you owe no tax. .

Freeze Your Credit Reports for Free

As of September 21, 2018, anyone can freeze, unfreeze, or temporarily thaw a credit report for free. You must do this separately with each of the three major credit reporting agencies:

Equifax.com/personal/credit-report-services or 800-685-1111

Experian.com/help or 888-EXPERIAN (888-397-3742)

TransUnion.com/credit-help or 888-909-8872

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