We’ve gathered here our best coronavirus survival tips and information on the financial aspects of our virus-impacted lives.
Coronavirus and the shut-down necessary to contain it have turned our world upside down. Righting that world is a huge task that will take time and focus.
Even the immediate relief measures are sketchy right now.
Here’s what we know now. We’ll be adding to this page as developments suggest.
Federal help for homeowners
Find out if you’re eligible for federal mortgage payment relief and just what that relief gets you.
Paying the bills
How do you cope with living expenses and existing bills when there’s no money coming in?
Who’s offering immediate relief for missed mortgage payments
California orders bar on evictions, if you take the qualifying steps
Deadline for filing 2019 income taxes with IRS has been pushed back to July.
Franchise Tax Board follows IRS in extending date for filing California tax returns.
Is your car at risk if you’re off work because of coronavirus?
Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases
How Congress and reality operate to save pending Chapter 13 cases.
What bills do you HAVE to pay
We rethink the rules on just which bills are essential in a virus-devasted economy.
Do I need to file bankruptcy right now?
Go slow in thinking about bankruptcy, until the full extent of the damage and the remedies is known.
What happens after the forbearance?
Federally backed loans get option to defer skipped payments to the end of the loan.
Forbearance & escrowed taxes
The escrow portion of skipped payments may get less flexible repament terms