Coronavirus & Personal Finances Community Discussion

With the widespread shutdown of the economy, we are all confronted with the financial fallout of the coronavirus emergency. One way or another, we’re all in this together.

Let’s use this Community thread to ask and answer questions related to the personal finance impacts of the coronavirus shutdown.

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If you’re faced with a loss of income, I rounded up some useful articles that might help.

Read a note from Tiller Money founder @peter here: Supporting Our Customers and Employees on the Road Ahead.

Stay strong, everyone. Again – we are in this together.


One of the many things I’m working on figuring out is am I going to spend a little less during the emergency, or much less? So far I’ve spent a lot on bulk food and supplies and educational projects for the kids. But I’m not dining out or taking any trips to the store. Overall, I’m planning on being extra frugal over the next several weeks. (Please be weeks, not months.)


Updated on 03-26-20, 10:00 pm, Pacific.

Here is a summary of the Senate bill that passed on 03-26-20. It provides for cash payments of $1,200 per person and $2,400 per couple. There would be $500 payments for each child. The amounts would start to phase out at adjusted gross income (AGI) thresholds of $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 per couple. They will use the AGI from the 2018 tax return (or 2019 tax return if already filed).

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