finances covid coronavirus

Household finances are taking a beating during this turbulent time. 

Still, there are some things you can do to help yourself. 

We’ve found 10 suggestions you might want to have a look at.

If there were ever a time to have an emergency fund to fall back on, now's the time.

But what if you don't? What if the coronavirus crisis took you completely by surprise—or railroaded your attempts to save for retirement, for emergencies, heck, for anything—and just completely smashed your financial position all to bits? What do you do then?

We've found some suggestions you might want to have a look at, from how to build an emergency fund when you're in the midst of the emergency to how you can organize your thoughts about that emergency fund to cope with what's going on around you and how to stretch whatever little you may have just that tad further. If you're stuck at home on lockdown and going stir-crazy, it may help you bring order to your thoughts and maybe convince you that there is a future after Covid-19.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.