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Financial Options for Renters and Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

Every emergency requires a nuanced response, and the impacts of this pandemic, both short-term and long-term, are difficult to anticipate with certainty at this time. However, history demonstrates time and again that those that are most vulnerable even in times of economic and social stability generally suffer the greatest in times of turmoil. For those of us who are struggling to make our mortgage and rental payments, there are resources and up-to-date information available to help.

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By Antoinette Smith | 07/15/2020

Recognizing COVID-19 Scams

As COVID-19 impacts lives around the world, we may feel vulnerable, confused and in need of information, whether on how to keep ourselves and loved ones safe, or how to help support the doctors and nurses who work tirelessly to save lives. Sadly, the uncertainty of the times has also given rise to people who seek to take advantage of this vulnerability and confusion through scams, misinformation and false promises of cures and treatments. Our older loved ones may be particularly vulnerable to these scams as well. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), adults over the age of 60 lose money to scams at twice the rate of people between 20 and 59.

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By Julie Hayes | 04/15/2020

Hayes, J. (2020, March 5). A 2019 Tax Tip for Your Loved One. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/financial-legal-advice/a-2019-tax-tip-for-your-loved-one

Taylor, T., Hayes, J. (2020, February 7). 5 Ways to Assist An Older Adult with Budgeting. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/5-ways-to-assist-an-older-adult-with-budgeting

Edwards, S. (2019, November 12).  Is Your Loved One’s Home Still the “Right Size”?. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/financial-legal-advice/is-your-loved-ones-home-still-the-right-size