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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rocked the U.S. economy in early 2020, with stock markets plummeting and consumers scrambling to keep both their physical and financial health in good standing.
As part of our mission at LendingTree to help you save money and make wise financial decisions, our team of experts is working hard to keep you informed during this time. Check out the coverage from our family of brands to learn how COVID-19 may affect the different areas of your financial life.
Credit Cards & Debt
Our credit card experts are keeping readers up to date with the latest information impacting their wallets in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Senior credit card analyst Matt Schulz advises Americans struggling due to unemployment or lost wages to contact their credit issuers to ask about assistance programs or other types of relief.
“When it comes to the coronavirus, there are still many more questions than answers,” Schulz said. “That’s causing a tremendous amount of fear and anxiety throughout America and the world as people wrestle with a problem the likes of which we haven’t seen in our lifetimes.”
Here’s our latest coverage on credit cards and debt:
Credit Card Issuers Offering Help to Coronavirus-Hit Customers
Americans Spend $178 Stockpiling for Coronavirus Pandemic
Credit Cards and Coronavirus: An FAQ
Credit Card Confidence Remains High but Shows Signs of Eroding
Can’t Pay Credit Card Bills Because of the Coronavirus? Make This Call
Homeowners & Mortgages
Our mortgage experts are closely following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on homeowners and mortgage borrowers. “Knowing what steps to take early, and understanding what help is available at the federal and state level, is essential for homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage,” said LendingTree’s senior mortgage writer Crissinda Ponder.
While refinancers may be excited to take advantage of rock bottom mortgage rates, there are many borrowers worried they won’t be able to make their next mortgage payment due to lost income. Regardless of your situation, here are resources that can help borrowers plan their next steps.
What to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Mortgage Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Broad Mortgage Forbearance Could Help Economy Through Coronavirus Outbreak
The Federal Reserve: The Lender of Last Resort
Where Refinances are Growing the Fastest
The coronavirus pandemic is raising questions about insurance, ranging from health coverage to travel protections. While scientists work toward finding cures and vaccines, lawmakers and politicians are debating on ways to pay for them.
Check out our data on who is at risk of insurance trouble, and learn how to protect yourself and your finances:
Saving & Investing
As stock market turbulence continues in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, millions of investors across the U.S. have had to stomach crushing losses. Americans are also trying to find ways to cut expenses as a result of lost income. Whether you’re saving for a rainy day, trying to manage your budget or building a nest egg for retirement, check out these articles from our savings experts on how you can cope:
The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the 30.2 million small business owners in the U.S. will take months to unpack, with many businesses forced to close as a result of the economic fallout. Our small business team is gathering information to help small business owners find resources on recovering. Check them out below.
Emergency Business Loans and Resources For the Coronavirus Pandemic
How This Small Business Owner Coped With Coronavirus
Remote Work, Which May Slow the Spread of the Coronavirus, Is Popular in These Cities
Remote Working Challenges May Impact Companies During Coronavirus Outbreak
Amid Growing Coronavirus Fears, Businesses Step Up
While many colleges and universities have moved to online learning to finish the semester upended by the coronavirus pandemic, some current and former students are wondering what these changes might mean for their student loans. Keep up to date with information on interest waivers for current loans, as well as tips for refinancing while rates are low:
Student Loan Hero Coronavirus Information Center
Coronavirus Student Loan Interest Waiver: What It Means for You
Report: Student Loan Interest Rates, Refinance Rates Head to All-Time Lows
Coronavirus Update: Student Loan Refinance Lenders Offering Help
Student Loan Payments Suspended, Interest-Free, As Coronavirus Hits