How COVID-19 Impacts Your Personal Finance


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The thought of getting a $1,200 check in the mail from the government was nothing short of crazy just six months ago. Ask Andrew Yang. But now, that once impossible idea is reality—most Americans will receive a little somethin’ something’ from Uncle Sam as part of the government’s $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package.

But what should you do with that money? If your groceries and basic necessities are already covered, should you splurge your Trump Bucks or save them? And what kind of boost—if any—will this program give the U.S. economy?

This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, we’re diving deep into personal finance in the COVID-19 age with money expert and author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich Ramit Sethi. In the episode, Sethi covers…

  • Why you need an emergency fund and what you should do if you’re in an emergency but low on the funds
  • How and where we can find opportunity (read: earning potential) in the depths of a painful recession
  • Whether it’s harder or easier to get rich today when compared to our last recession a decade ago

Listen now and learn more about how your personal finance situation could change.

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