During these uncertain times, you might be concerned about the financial impacts caused by COVID-19. Here are some resources to help you navigate current financial challenges to reduce any financial stress you may face.
Banking and Finance
A 2017 study estimated that identity thieves stole $16 billion dollars in 2016. Once identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment with your health insurance. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to safeguard your personal information and prevent identity theft.
Online shopping and easy access to credit cards can make living above your means an easy prospect. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, American households carried credit card balances totaling $815 billion dollars in 2018.