After a press conference in which President Trump mentioned scientists were testing the potential of using disinfectants as a coronavirus cure, poison control centers across the country reported a spike in calls. In Maryland alone, the Emergency Management Agency fielded more than 100 calls asking about the president’s suggestion. In less than 24 hours of…

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A recent survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education found that almost 90% of Americans were feeling anxious about their money situation.1  39% were worried about job security  48% worried about paying bills  28% didn’t know if they could pay their utilities  41% were worried about not having enough emergency savings  23% were worried…

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About 8.5% of U.S. households are headed by a self-employed person. While self-employed households tend to earn higher income than salaried households, research shows they also tend to take the biggest hit during an economic downturn.1  The emergence of independent contractors and the gig economy helped make self-employment a more viable option for Americans after…

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As the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus flows through our nation’s population, many Americans may find themselves working shorter shifts, working from home, on paid or unpaid medical leave, furloughed or even laid off. While additional remedies from federal, state and local governments may be forthcoming to help households sustain financial stability, there are programs…

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