Here’s the Complete List of Our Coronavirus Coverage (Updated Daily)
Perhaps the only good thing to come out of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, is the realization that we’re all in this together.
We at The Penny Hoarder are committed to bringing you ways to protect yourself, your family and your finances from the spread of the virus.
Since we began our coverage, the federal government has passed emergency legislation known as the CARES Act — or the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — to address public health and economic issues due to the coronavirus.
We’re continuing to add articles addressing your questions about what the act will mean for you and your finances.
We’ve rounded up topics that we think are most relevant to the situation we’re all living through right now. We’ll update it regularly to continue to bring you the most recent information.
How to Protect Yourself and Your Finances From the Coronavirus
Regardless of whether you contract the coronavirus or are simply affected by strategies that governments and businesses are implementing to help stop its spread, there are ways to lessen the impact on your finances.
We’ve broken down our coverage into categories so figuring out how to deal with your finances can be one less thing you need to stress about.
It’s tough to survive any crisis if there isn’t any money coming in.
- Check Out Our Expanded Work-From-Home Job Portal, Updated Every Weekday
- Coronavirus Webinars: Free Resources, Advice for Small Businesses
- Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak, Some Businesses Flourish
- Here Are 11 Side Gigs You Can Do While Social Distancing
- Here’s How Gig Workers, Freelancers Can Get Unemployment Amid Coronavirus
- Grocers, Delivery Companies Hiring 700,000+ Workers in Response to COVID-19
- Coronavirus Means Instacart Needs More Shoppers — 300,000 More
- Here’s How Small Businesses Can Get Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Major Employers Grant Paid Sick Leave to Hourly Workers Due to Coronavirus
- Amazon to Hire 100,000 Distribution and Delivery Workers Due to Coronavirus
- Gig Companies Respond to the Coronavirus. Here’s What Workers Can Expect
- What to Do When You Need to Take a Sick Day – and Still Make Rent
- 7 Tips From Real Moms on Working From Home With Kids (and Doing It Well)
Whether you’re looking for a job or making the switch to the work-from-home life, we could all use a little guidance.
- Coronavirus Bill Expands Paid Sick Leave. Here’s How to Get It
- How to File for Unemployment If You’re Out of Work Because of Coronavirus
- Meet MOOCs: These Online Certifications Will Help You With Your Soft Skills
- Laid Off or Furloughed? Coronavirus Stimulus Package Contains Money for You
- Wear Pants — and Other Tips to Prepare for a Virtual Interview or Job Fair
- Switching to Remote Work? Prepare Your Home Office (And Your Mind)
- These 15 Smart Tips Helped Me Survive Unemployment When I Lost My Job
By staying calm and avoiding panic spending, you’ll emerge in better financial shape once the crisis has passed.
- Take the Pantry Challenge to Save Money and Reduce Food Waste — Here’s How
- 3 Simple Ways to Make Face Masks Using Things You Already Have
- Relying on Amazon While Sheltering at Home? Stay Safe with These Tips
- Keep the Kids Learning at Home With These 12 Free Educational Resources
- I Celebrated My Birthday Alone During Coronavirus. It Really Wasn’t Lonely
- This 24-Minute Money Challenge is Perfect For People Stuck at Home
- Sheltering in Place with Kids? Check Out These Easy Home Activities
- Quarantined? 9 Free Things to Do to Keep Boredom at Bay
- Feeling Anxious? 3 Things Financial Advisors Say You Should Do This Week
- We Broke Down the Top 5 Grocery Delivery Services So You Don’t Have to
- How to Store 13 Fruits and Veggies So They Stay Fresh (and Save You Money)
- Want to Build a Cheap Home Gym? Here’s How to Spend Less Than $100
- 6 Steps to Take Right Now to Prepare for a Recession
- 13 Free and Effective Ways to Manage Your Coronavirus-Related Stress
- 7 Resources to Help Meet Essential Needs in the Face of the Coronavirus
- 5 Ways to Cope With Coronavirus Isolation Without Wrecking Your Finances
- These 9 Pantry Essentials Will Let You Cook Practically Anything
It may be tempting to toss your budget out the window during a crisis, but you need a budget more than ever amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- This Advice Will Help You Make the Best of Your Coronavirus Relief Check
- Before Spending Your Emergency Fund, Ask Yourself These Questions
- 5 Tips for Adjusting Your Budget When You’re Facing a Crisis
Taxes aren’t disappearing, but deadlines are delayed and you’ll probably see some extra money in the form of a stimulus check. Here’s what you need to know.
- Officials Are Warning About Stimulus Check Scams. Here’s What to Look For
- Social Security and Coronavirus Checks: 4 Times You Should Still File Taxes
- 5 Steps to Filing a Simple Tax Return So You Can Get Your Coronavirus Check
- No, You Won’t Pay Taxes on Your Coronavirus Relief Check. Here’s Why
- Here’s Exactly When You Can Expect Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check
- Dear Penny: If My Boyfriend Is My Dependent, Do I Get His Coronavirus Cash?
- Here’s Our Most Up-to-Date Info on the $1,200 Coronavirus Stimulus Checks: 27 Questions Answered
- $500 Coronavirus Payments for Children: How to Know if Your Kid Qualifies
- 4 Things to Consider Before Taking Advantage of the Coronavirus Tax Extension
When a pandemic hits, health insurance is more important than ever.
Keeping your money safe — and holding onto as much of it as possible — is important, but remember that this is still a moment in your financial life. Take a deep breath, and check out how to manage your financial accounts.
- Coronavirus Bill Makes It Easier to Tap Into Your 401(k). Should You?
- Dear Penny: I Just Retired. What Does Coronavirus Mean for My Savings?
- Don’t Panic: What to Do With Your 401(k) When the Stock Market Drops
Here’s what you need to know about protecting your credit score before, during and after the crisis.
In addition to encouraging mobile banking to promote social distancing, many banks are stepping up to assist customers experiencing financial hardships.
Dealing with debt during non-coronavirus times can be tough enough — here’s how to deal with it amid COVID-19.
- Here’s What You Need to Know About Seeking Mortgage Relief
- Crisis Leave You Unable to Pay Credit Card Bills? This Program Can Help
- How You Could Get a Temporary Break From Student Loans Due to COVID-19
- Lost Income Because of the Coronavirus? Here’s How to Prioritize Bills
- How to Avoid Racking Up Student Loan Debt Due to the Coronavirus
- In the Middle of a Crisis? 6 Ways to Manage Your Finances to Avoid Debt
It’s a stressful time, but making money choices with a clear head — before anxiety or illness can set it — can help you emerge from the other side of this virus without suffering financial devastation, too. Together, we’ll all get through this.
Tiffany Wendeln Connors is a staff writer/editor at The Penny Hoarder. Read her bio and other work here, then catch her on Twitter @TiffanyWendeln.