The coronavirus stimulus checks are arriving—here's the best way to use it if you're out of work

The coronavirus stimulus checks are arriving — here's the best way to use it if you're out of work. (via @CNBCMakeIt)

4/18/2020 11:17:00 PM

The coronavirus stimulus checks are arriving — here's the best way to use it if you're out of work. (via CNBCMakeIt)

The IRS started depositing coronavirus stimulus checks this week. Here's what to do with the money if you're out of work right now and don't have a consistent income.

1. Cover essential billsworried about making your housing payments because of the pandemic, start by contacting your lender if you're a homeowner and your landlord if you're a renter to discuss payment options."Federal regulators are ordering lenders to offer homeowners flexibility," says Westlin. "These changes are expected to be offered by private lenders, too. Under this policy, payments can be

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reduced or suspended for up to 12 months."When it comes to your food budget, keep it low-cost by being mindful of what you're putting in your cart. Once you've planned out what you're going to cook for the week, make a list of the ingredients you'll need. Then, when you're actually shopping, stick to the list and avoid impulse buys. You can also follow this guide on

, including foods you normally don't eat.After prioritizing food and housing, you'll want to figure out thesmartest way to tackle your other bills, including utilities and your phone bill. Again, start with a phone call: Contact your utility company, internet provider and/or cell phone provider and ask if they'd be willing to waive late fees or can provide a payment plan with low interest. It can't hurt to ask. headtopics.com

If one refuses to be flexible, consider paying that bill first so you won't owe late fees or rack up interest over time.2. Cover debt obligationsIf you have money left over after covering your essential bills, start tackling any debt obligations you have, such as a credit card balance or car payment.

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'This is such chaos': Americans report continuous problems with the IRS coronavirus stimulus check tracking toolSome say that the IRS Get My Payment tool has incorrect bank account information they can't update, while others say that it locked them out of the system completely. MakeIt BS MakeIt Their site doesn’t work. Just like the government MakeIt Have you gotten your check yet?

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When are stimulus checks being sent out? How to track your $1,200 payment with a new IRS toolWhen is my $1,200 stimulus check coming? You can track your money with a new service called “Get My Payment” by April 17, the IRS said. The brainwashed people will be running out to buy toilettpaper...

Stimulus Check ‘Status Not Available’ On The IRS Website? Here’s What It MeansYesterday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched its second tool, Get My Payment, to assist taxpayers with their stimulus checks. Not everyone thinks the launch went smoothly. I do not fit the criteria for the reasons to get the error message. I am eligible, filed, and have electronic deposit. But i get the error message. Now what? I absolutely filed a 2018 form with direct deposit information. I put my information in, and got this: PS- the FAQ link is dead. Lovely.

Didn’t receive that stimulus check yet? Blame the IRS' technical glitches.Millions will have to wait for their $1,200. Received mine yesterday! No glitch here!! ❤️

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