Circumstances we don’t have experience with can cause added stress, making it difficult to focus on the best way forward. The important thing is to keep moving forward. You don’t have to have all of the answers, but you can take small steps in the right direction. And you don’t have to do it on your own.
It’s okay to ask for help. We’re all in this together.
Don’t sit back and wait for life to happen to you. Have a plan and take the needed steps to create what you want
Reach out to your employer if you have questions about your employee benefits. Make sure you’re aware of the benefits and options available to you and seek the support you need to get through these difficult days. Take advantage of existing benefits like employee assistance programs, your health & wellness benefits, financial wellness services, budgeting tools and educational resources.
Utilize government funding programs and payment plan forgiveness options. Resources are being made available because this is a global crisis. No one has experienced a situation quite like COVID-19, and it is far from ideal. The best thing you can do is stay well-informed, understand your personal situation and make the best decisions for yourself, your family and your loved ones.
Everyone is having to make difficult financial decisions. The more you can do to stabilize your financial situation and well-being now, the better positioned you’ll be to weather future storms. Not only will you improve your quality of life by reducing anxiety caused by financial stress, you’ll be able to support yourself and your loved ones by having a solid foundation and financial plan.
This storm will pass, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit back and wait. We can all learn to dance in the rain together. We are stronger together, and we will emerge from this storm.