Category: You Need to Know This

11 Tips for Using Your Stimulus Prepaid Debit Card

How to avoid fees, pay bills, and beef up your bank account Don’t throw out the plain white envelope from Money Network Financial! That’s your Economic Impact Payment Card, the official name for your stimulus prepaid debit card. You’ll receive one of these prepaid debit cards if you’re eligible for a stimulus payment and the...

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Clearing Up PPP Loan Confusion

How to use the money for maximum loan forgiveness Updated September 2020 PPP (Payroll Protection Program) loan confusion has hit hard. Small business owners and self-employed people are scared to use the money the wrong way – but the rules have not been communicated clearly. That’s partly because new “interpretations” keep coming out, and partly...

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Help! The Credit Card Company Lowered My Limit

What to do if your limit was lowered or your card was canceled When you’re stuck in a financial crisis situation, credit cards can give you some extra breathing room. That’s especially true if you’ve already burned through your emergency savings… slashed your budget to the bone… and done everything possible to bring in more...

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Stretch Out Your Cash with My 3-D Plan: Ditch, Delay, Decrease

If the Covid-19 crisis has you worried about money – and, honestly, I don’t know anyone (including me) who’s not – you can take some practical steps right now to preserve your cash. Most of the standard personal financial advice just doesn’t apply right now. All that matters in a time of extreme uncertainty is...

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Crisis Budgeting: How to Survive Financial Catastrophe And Thrive on the Other Side

When you’re a single parent, it doesn’t take much to knock you into a financial crisis. Sudden job loss… flooded basement… a sick or injured child… dozens of things can make you dip into and use up your emergency savings. And those financial setbacks can leave you struggling to make ends meet. Lots of times,...

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$1,200: Everything You Need to Know About Your Stimulus Check

You have questions about the government stimulus checks. Here are the answers you can trust. Who gets a payment? Every adult with a Social Security number who earns no more than the income caps (those in a second) will get an automatic $1,200 payment from the IRS. The income limits are based on your adjusted...

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