Amy has been researching and writing about smarter ways to save and spend money since 2013. She is always on the lookout for practical tips and information she can share to help people get organized, save money and reach their financial goals.
COVID-19 financial terms

Understand These Financial Terms Related to COVID-19

Americans are continuing to adjust to ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are collectively watching and reading more news, which means we are hearing and seeing a number of terms that may be unfamiliar. In addition to medical jargon, there’s also a lot of talk about employment and finances. We wanted to provide a glossary of these terms ...


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5 Smart Ways to Use the Upcoming Stimulus Payment

On Friday, March 27, the president signed into law the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) to help Americans manage the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. A major part of this legislation calls for Americans to receive stimulus funds directly from the government. Beginning in late April, individuals with incomes...


Creditors Offer Assistance for COVID-19 Circumstances

Virtually all Americans and people around the world are being affected by the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19). For many, it means incomes have been drastically reduced or even eliminated with no warning. Federal relief is on the way, but it will take some time for everyone to receive funds. Fortunately, many creditors are taking steps to assi...