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  • If you’re one of the millions who have been unfortunately let go from their job in recent weeks, what can you do to stay financially afloat? Besides shopping smart and trying to find other ways to earn a buck during COVID-19, what assistance is available? Here are some key resources to keep in mind.
  • The coronavirus outbreak has led to a significant amount of panic buying and supply hording. It's led to income instability for a lot of people. With that in mind, here are our top tips for making the most of what you've already bought and shopping smart from here on out.
  • Privacy and security are a concern no matter what you’re doing on your phone. However, they become even more of a concern when you’re using a money app. So how can you go about safeguarding your data when using financial technology? Here are some of our top tips:
  • Your retirement fund has a single job — provide you with money after you stop working. But when an emergency strikes, you may be tempted to withdraw or borrow funds from an IRA or 401(k). In order to determine if that's something you should consider, here's what you need to know about how retirement withdrawals and loans work.
  • Efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus cases has left a lot of people without the ability to earn an income. While things are changing constantly, there are still a few options available if you need to start earning cash until things get back to normal. Here are a few temporary sources of income to check out.
  • As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, we’re already seeing individuals across the globe attempting to take advantage of growing confusion and fear at the expense of those who are suffering most. Here are a few of scams that have already appeared, but it’s a certainty that there will be more.
  • A home is more than simply a roof over your head, a fact that’s made abundantly clear when a home is destroyed. While nothing can truly prepare you for rebuilding a home, here’s an overview of what may come and how you can get ahead of the rebuilding process now.
  • COVID-19 has already had enormous ramifications for the global economy and those ripples will inevitably reach consumers and workers across the country. To lessen the impact and prepare yourself for some of the possible outcomes, consider these steps to prep your finances for coronavirus.
  • Filing for bankruptcy may be a last resort, but it could also be the best option when you’re overwhelmed. Bankruptcy can pause foreclosure or collection proceedings, discharge eligible debts, and get you on a more manageable payment plan with your creditors. If you’re considering bankruptcy, you may want to start by learning more about the bankruptcy process and what happens before, during, and after you file.
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  • The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of nonprofit consumer organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education. Today, nearly 300 of these groups participate in the federation and govern it through their representatives on the organization's Board of Directors.
  • The National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) is the nation’s oldest and largest higher education finance trade association. NCHER’s membership includes state, nonprofit, and for-profit higher education service organizations, including lenders, servicers, guaranty agencies, collection agencies, financial literacy providers, and schools, interested and involved in increasing college access and success. It assists its members in shaping policies governing federal and private student loan and state grant programs on behalf of students, parents, borrowers, and families.

  • Since 2007, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) has served as a trusted, neutral source of information for more than eight million homeowners. They are partnered with, and endorsed by, numerous major government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of the Treasury.

  • The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD works to strengthen the housing market in order to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.

  • The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Their mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.

  • The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.