Right now for many of us in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, finances are one of the biggest unknowns. Whether you’re concerned about losing your job, working through the next steps of your business and the stay-at-home order, or fighting to make ends meet while being out of work, the stress over money can lead to feelings of anxiety, fear, and desperation.
If you’re experiencing financial hardship, below are some resources that may be a good place to start when it comes to figuring out your best next step.
Resources to Give Hope
A Message of Hope from Dave Ramsey - Financial Expert Dave Ramsey—best-selling author, radio host, and creator of Ramsey Solutions and Financial Peace University—takes some time to talk candidly along with Rachel Cruze and Ken Coleman about the specific situation that we’re all facing right now and practical ways we can be moving forward.
You Don’t Need to Live in Fear - What to Do if You’re Out of Work - If you’re missing regular paychecks in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. But you don’t need to live in fear right now. Check out this article that details 7 things to do when you’re missing a paycheck and start breathing easier.
Self-Care Toolkit for Stressful Times - Stress, especially money stress, can be a heavy weight on our physical and mental state. Use this article as a starting point to determine how to care for yourself best in these uncertain times.
Resources to Take Control of Your Finances
Financial Peace University Free Trial - Financial Peace University (FPU) is a life-changing 9-week program that will teach you how to take control of your finances and never worry about money again. Learn practical lessons to eliminate debt, build wealth, give like never before, and much more with this 14-day free trial.
EveryDollar Budgeting App - Get on a budget and have the peace of knowing where your money is going every month. EveryDollar is a free budgeting app that makes it easy to keep track of your finances right from your phone!
LCBC Personal Finance Resources - From dealing with debt, to learning to budget, to buying a house, find resources for every stage of life that you and your finances are in.
Money Matters Monthly Email List - Stay up-to-date on the latest personal finance resources, relevant articles, and current events by subscribing to LCBC’s Money Matters email resource.
Resources for Next Steps During COVID-19
What the Government’s Coronavirus Stimulus Plan Means For You - When it comes to the stimulus plan, you may have more questions than answers. This article outlines the plan itself, what your next step should look like, and practical ways to keep moving forward.
Mortgage Help for Homeowners Affected by the Coronavirus - If you own your home and are unable to make mortgage payments right now, look into this article on assistance during this time.
Statewide Resources for PA Residents Regarding the Coronavirus - This website provides resources for Pennsylvania residents around COVID-19, including a financial guide, unemployment information, school guidance, and more.