Coronavirus Relief Legislation: What’s in the Interim Stimulus Plan?

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On April 24, President Trump signed legislation that provides more federal money to help lessen the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Interim Stimulus Plan injects another $484 billion into the U.S. economy by amending the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (or CARES) Act that was signed into law in late March. […]

Why Budgeting is Even More Important During Times of Financial Stress


One financial practice that has taken on added importance for many families impacted financially by the coronavirus crisis is household budgeting. During times of financial stress and strain, having a budget can provide a degree of certainty in the midst of the storm — even if the budget has to be adjusted to reflect new […]

Three Things to Remember About the Coronavirus and Investing


The coronavirus pandemic has presented the most challenging environment for investors since the Great Recession more than a decade ago. The Dow Jones Industrial Average just suffered the worst first quarter in its long history, falling by 23% between January 1 and March 31, 2020, to officially enter bear market territory. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 […]

Coronavirus Crisis and Financial Planning: The Importance of Building Emergency Savings

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The coronavirus crisis is causing massive financial upheaval for many individuals and families due to job losses or severely reduced hours. Over 700,000 jobs were lost in March, according to the Department of Labor, representing the largest monthly decline in payrolls since 2009 during the Great Recession. Our current financial disruption is a good reminder […]

What’s in the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill?

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On March 27, the House of Representatives passed and President Trump signed a massive $2 trillion emergency spending bill designed to lessen the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — or the CARES Act — is the third coronavirus-related response bill to emerge from Congress since […]