Category Archives: COVID-19

Ugh, My Hair! Don’t Ignore Self-Care.

My hair.  It is embarrassing to admit, but my hair has been dominating my thoughts for the past 72 hours.  Yes, I am aware of the pandemic.  Yes, I am aware of Governor Hogan’s recent executive order requiring all Maryland residents to stay at home, unless engaged in essential activities, such as working for an… Continue Reading

What’s in the Economic Relief Package. And When Do I Get my Check?

On Friday, March 27, 2020, Congress passed—and President Trump signed into law—a $2 trillion economic relief package to assist American households during the coronavirus crisis.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), was passed, in part, to provide financial relief to individuals and small businesses; it also provides financial assistance for hospitals… Continue Reading

Financial Help for Military Members, Active Reservists, and Retirees.

The economic fallout from COVID-19 is just beginning in many parts of the country.  Active duty servicemembers—and their families—are neither isolated, nor immune, from such financial consequences.  For those serving our country—be it through the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, or Marine Corps— and facing financial hardship, be assured there are resources to… Continue Reading

The Best Things in Life are Free. Really.

Social distancing.  Self-isolating.  Quarantine.  If you’re following current federal and state guidelines, likely you are at home trying to stay away from others.  For some, this time is peaceful.  It’s uninterrupted family time without the constant busyness of everyday life.  There is no rushing from here to there and all points in between, no gatherings,… Continue Reading

Reduced Income Causing Money Problems? Here are some Tips.

Whether caused by lack of work, illness (yours or a loved one’s), or political stalemate, a reduced income can trigger immediate and substantial financial hardship. While personal finance professionals preach the wisdom of having a liquid emergency fund totaling three to six months of living expenses to help ease the financial burden of an emergency, such… Continue Reading