Debt Relief, Financial Advice, Kingcade Garcia McMaken

Make a Resolution to Eliminate Your Debt in the New Year

Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions involve improving one’s physical health through diet and exercise, cutting out bad habits, and losing weight.  Other popular New Year’s resolutions involve improving one’s financial health, getting finances in order, and eliminating debt.

The unexpected turn of events caused by the pandemic have been far-reaching. Job loss, medical expenses, the inability to pay bills, rent, and credit card debt are at the forefront of concerns for many South Florida residents.

For those dealing with concerns about their financial situation and are worried about foreclosure and repossession, there are options available including bankruptcy. When you gain control over your debt, you gain control over your life.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Financial Advice

When You Should Use Your Emergency Fund

Financial experts recommend that consumers put away a little money every paycheck towards an “emergency fund.”  This money is meant to cover the ‘unexpected expense,’ whether that be a car repair, medical bill, or essential home repair. With the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and many people losing their jobs, it may be time to utilize your emergency fund.

Financial Hardship

One of the most common circumstances where a person would utilize their emergency fund is in response to financial hardship. The stimulus funds offered by the CARES Act helped for a short period of time, and many landlords, mortgage holders, credit card companies and other creditors have been willing to work with individuals who are struggling to pay their bills as a result of this crisis. However, even with that help, a person may still need to take some money from their emergency savings to pay for bills that need paid. Once your income returns, then begin replenishing the money taken from savings.