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I thank my lucky stars my three children are grown and out of the house. If I were trying to take care of them at home while working remotely during a pandemic, I would have had an ulcer by now. And I would have likely lost my temper multiple times and would be viewing myself as a bad mom, if not a terrible one. I don’t know how people with children, especially young children do it. It is a mammoth job. But they’re doing it, and doing it while under a huge amount of COVID-19-caused stress, not the least of which is financial.

According to a survey from LendingTree, parents, especially parents of young children, are going into debt because of the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, 56% of parents are in debt directly due to the coronavirus pandemic, LendingTree says.

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C.J. Marwitz

C.J. Marwitz is the editor for the retirement industry audience and a digital managing editor at BenefitsPRO. She is currently considering pitches for unpublished contributed content related to the employer-sponsored retirement plan arena. A former technology editor, advertising copywriter, and academic advisor, Marwitz is the mother of three and walker/stick-thrower/treat-giver to a Welsh Corgi named Leeloo.

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