As we shelter in place through the COVID-19 outbreak, helping each other by staying apart, we at Quicken are here to support you in keeping your finances healthy and safe too.
We’ve gathered this list of resources on everything from Medicare allowances and student loans, to support for your small business, to remote work resources.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is helping banking customers by answering questions related to banking and COVID-19, including what to do if your bank is not working with you to make critical allowances during the crisis.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has put together a list of links and articles to help protect your financial health during this time of disruption. Topics include mortgage forgiveness, student loans, protecting your credit, avoiding scams, and more.
We’ve gathered a list of our own Quicken articles on everything from budgeting and loans to credit scores and retirement. Find them all in one place if you’d like a refresher on any of these topics to help you understand and navigate today’s financial hurdles.
If you or someone you love is affected by federal student loans, Federal Student Aid has a long list of answers about the benefits you can claim to help you during this time, including new and updated information on federal student loan forbearance.
This list of Medicare FAQs covers more than just COVID-19 testing and treatment. It also answers questions about telehealth options, getting extended supplies of your medications, and temporary allowances for out-of-network care and pharmacies, including medicine delivery.
The Social Security Administration has issued a warning regarding scams that are sending fake letters, warning that your benefits will stop due to the COVID-19 crisis. These are fraudulent. Your benefits are secure. Read the release to learn more about spotting this kind of fraud.
The AARP has issued a report on the status of CARES Act stimulus checks for Social Security beneficiaries. Social Security recipients are expected to receive the full payment amount of $1,200 based on their “1099” benefits statement. Read the full article for more information.
If you’re not sure where to start, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has put together a resource center for small businesses with key articles on everything from small business relief loans to management tips for working with remote teams and providing leadership in a crisis.
The Small Business Administration is taking direct applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans as well as funding the Paycheck Protection Program. But they’re also providing SBA Express Bridge Loans and SBA Debt Relief. This page provides access to all of them.
If you’re looking to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan for your business, start your application here through the Small Business Administration. If you need more information about the differences between these loans and the Paycheck Protection Loans, read this article.
In New York City, small businesses with fewer than 100 employees and a decrease of at least 25% in revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak can apply for an interest-free loan of up to $75,000 through the Small Business Continuity Loan Program.
These loans are backed by the government but issued through local banks. The link provides official information about the program from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. To learn more about the differences between these loans and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans, start here.
Intuit QuickBooks has joined with GoFundMe to form a relief initiative where small businesses can apply for crowdsourcing help to get through this period of disruption, and individuals can donate to small businesses of their choice. The site also offers small business survival tips.
If you’re looking to hire remote help and you’re not sure where to start, Adobe has made job postings on its Adobe Talent community free for companies and recruiters through May 31, 2020. (If you’re looking for remote work, applying for jobs on the site is always free.)
If you’re looking for remote creative work and you need a truly stellar online portfolio, you can build one for free on Adobe Portfolio now through May 31, 2020, with an unlimited number of pages and free web hosting. The emphasis is on graphic art, however you can use it for anything.
The Department of Labor hosts a link to DoL services in every state. Most state listings include a direct link to apply for unemployment benefits to help workers get through temporary layoffs, furloughs, and other work interruptions.
Whether you need to meet with the board, your creative team, or your bowling league, Adobe is now providing free 90-day access to virtual rooms of up to 25 participants through its web conferencing solution, Adobe Connect, until July 1, 2020.
If your finance team needs to work remotely, sending and receiving invoices and payments with a distributed workforce, Bill.com is offering access to its cloud-based accounts payable and receivable platform free for 90 days to new customers.
Calendly is a tool that helps people offer and sign up for meeting times automatically. With free Zoom and GoToMeeting integrations though June, it’s being used for everything from business hours by appointment to socially distanced birthday parties.
Slack helps you organize your secure business chat and messages by project, group, or individual, so those important links, notes, and communications don’t get lost in the shuffle. Organizations can use the free version for as long as they like.
Zoom is a remote conferencing tool that lets you hold business meetings via computer or mobile device. It’s currently offering unlimited 1-to-1 meetings, and up to 40 minutes for groups in its free version, with enhanced COVID-19 support.