COVID-19 & Your Money: A Resource Guide

COVID-19 & Your Money: A Resource Guide

Last Updated May 24, 2021.

During these trying times, it’s important to remember that we’re all in this together!

Our team at MainStreet Financial Planning has rounded up a list of resources to help you get through this season. We’ve broken our resources into categories depending on the type of help you’re looking for. Remember: right now it’s important to take care of your finances, your family, and yourself.

Financial Resources

  1. Unemployment insurance information.
  2. Can’t make your rent or mortgage payments due to COVID-19? Don’t miss this article with actionable tips.
  3. Mainstreet’s Tax Team’s Update.
  4. Should you refinance your mortgage?
  5. Should you refinance your student loans?
  6.’s COVID-19 Resource Guide
  7. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
  8. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Q&A
  9.’s What Financial Institutions Are Doing To Help Their Customers
  10. How COVID-19 is affecting state economies and homeowners
  11. Recommended Budget Percentages: How Much Should You Spend?
  12. 13 steps to take if you’ve lost your job due to the coronavirus crisis
  13. A little known provision of the CARES Act helps employees pay their student loans
  14. Cash-out mortgage refinancing


Food, Cooking, and Recipe Help

  1. Find Your Local Food Bank – Feeding America
  2. SNAP Eligibility Information
  3. Need help pulling together recipes with what you have on hand? Check out this free resource.


For Your Kids

  1. Free resources for kids from Scholastic.
  2. CDC’s recommendations for talking to children about COVID-19.
  3. Activities and resources for kids staying home.
  4. Coronavirus Lockdown: 26 Graphic Design Resources to Engage Kids


Working From Home & Entrepreneurship

  1. Blog: Work From Home Productivity
  2. CDC’s recommendations for businesses and employers.
  3. How Companies Can Get Employees Back to the Workplace Safely


Self Care

  1. Book: When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
  2. Stay connected with friends through virtual board games.
  3. Chat with family and friends using the Marco Polo App!
  4. Mental health and coping with COVID-19 (CDC).
  5. How Solo Agers Can Stay Connected During the Pandemic
  6. How to Properly Wash Your Hands


Do you have any additional resources you’d like to share with us? Let us know! We’d love to add to this list. 

Anna Sergunina
Anna Sergunina

I'm Anna Sergunina, CFP®, President & CEO at MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc. My passion lies in serving others through financial planning, helping clients achieve their dreams like buying a home, saving for education, or retiring early. With over two decades in the industry and a CFP designation since 2009, I'm dedicated to excellence and continuous growth. Beyond work, I cherish moments with my son Liam, prioritize self-care, and engage in content creation for my Money Boss Parent Podcast and Money Library blog.

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