Follow these four tips to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic
1. Stay on the job hunt & get a side hustleAlthough many employers may have shut down and laid off workers, there are still many essential businesses operating. These essential businesses have a high demand during these times. Remote call centers may be experiencing a high demand as well. Your usual in person interviews may just change to virtual interviews. Employed but find yourself with less hours? Find some freelancing opportunities to make ends meet. Your skills may be needed in other avenues even if it's just for a few hours a week.
2. Save as much money as you canTake the time to list out all your monthly bills and make a separate list of nonessential monthly spending. This will help you establish your monthly spending habits, and help you plan for better savings in case your income is impacted.
3. Pay down debt when possibleMake bigger payments when you can, but always aim to at least make the minimum payment. If you find yourself laid off making your usual minimum monthly payments may not be possible. This could result with rising debt from interest charges and late charges accumulating. This is an area where investing the pending stimulus check may make the most difference.
4. Keep a close eye on your credit scoreYour credit score can be a great tool to leverage during these uncertain times so be sure it's in good shape. Monitoring your credit is highly recommended. If you have good credit you might find yourself being able to take advantage of lower rates which can result in savings for you. Don't have good credit? Aim to work on improving your credit as quickly as possible.
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*The information in this article has been provided strictly for educational purposes.