Coronavirus & Your Money

A financial guide to the crisis

Note: this resource page is being updated regularly. It was last updated on September 18, 2020.

As part of our mission at LendingTree to help you save money and make wise financial decisions, our team of experts is working hard to keep you informed during this time. Check out the coverage from our family of brands to learn how COVID-19 may affect the different areas of your financial life.

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Homeowners & Mortgages

Small Business

Student Loans

Auto Loans

Personal Loans

Savings & Investments

Credit Cards & Debt

Insurance

Homeowners & Mortgages

Our mortgage experts are closely following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on homeowners and mortgage borrowers. “Knowing what steps to take early, and understanding what help is available at the federal and state level, is essential for homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage,” said LendingTree’s senior mortgage writer Crissinda Ponder.

While refinancers may be excited to take advantage of rock bottom mortgage rates, there are many borrowers worried they won’t be able to make their next mortgage payment due to lost income. Regardless of your situation, here are resources that can help borrowers plan their next steps.

Mortgage Resources

Small Business

The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the 30.2 million small business owners in the U.S. will take months to unpack, with many businesses forced to close as a result of the economic fallout. Check out the information our small business team is gathering to help small business owners find resources on recovering.

Small Business Resources

Student Loans

While many colleges and universities have moved to online learning to finish the semester upended by the coronavirus pandemic, some current and former students are wondering what these changes might mean for their student loans. Keep up to date with information on interest waivers for current loans, as well as tips for refinancing while rates are low.

Student Loan Resources

Help make life’s expenses less expensive

If there was ever a time to be informed about your credit and financial health, it’s now. Our app can help you stay on top of your finances and also help you find new ways to save—maybe even cut some of your monthly payments. Download it now for free.

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Auto Loans

Auto loans are often the second largest monthly bill for American households and as more families deal with loss of income, thoughts of missing payments and repossession could be a huge stressor. Some auto lenders are offering payment extensions and waived late fees. Find out what your lender may be offering, how to contact them and other advice on how to handle your auto payment.

Auto Loan Resources

Personal Loans

People struggling with debt may have a hard time keeping up with their monthly payments due to loss of income and rising unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LendingTree is keeping up to date with all news pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak and how it is affecting personal loan borrowers and their debt. Certain lenders have rolled out emergency assistance programs for personal loan borrowers and others who may be struggling financially during this time.

Personal Loan Resources

Saving & Investing

As stock market turbulence continues in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, millions of investors across the U.S. have had to stomach crushing losses. Americans are also trying to find ways to cut expenses as a result of lost income. Whether you’re saving for a rainy day, trying to manage your budget or building a nest egg for retirement, check out these articles from our savings experts on how you can cope.

Savings & Investing Resources

Credit Cards & Debt

Our credit card experts are keeping readers up to date with the latest information impacting their wallets in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Senior credit card analyst Matt Schulz advises Americans struggling due to unemployment or lost wages to contact their credit issuers to ask about assistance programs or other types of relief.

“When it comes to the coronavirus, there are still many more questions than answers,” Schulz said. “That’s causing a tremendous amount of fear and anxiety throughout America and the world as people wrestle with a problem the likes of which we haven’t seen in our lifetimes.”

Credit Card Resources

Insurance

The coronavirus pandemic is raising questions about insurance, ranging from health coverage to travel protections. While scientists work toward finding cures and vaccines, lawmakers and politicians are debating on ways to pay for them.

Check out our data on who is at risk of insurance trouble, and learn how to protect yourself and your finances.

Insurance Resources

Protect yourself from scams

While the world struggles to manage the fallout from the coronavirus, scammers and thieves are taking advantage of the pandemic to prey on vulnerable consumers. Scams can range from phishing schemes to fake cures, leaving many Americans wondering how to best protect themselves and their finances from malicious actors. You can’t control all your financial losses incurred during this pandemic, but here’s how you can protect yourself from falling victim to a scam.

Coronavirus stimulus checks

Find out how much money you will get

Your adjusted gross income (AGI)

Household income is $75K or less

$1,200
Filing Single

Household income is $150K or less

$2,400
Filing Married

Household income is $112,500 or less

$1,200
Filing Head of Household
+$500 per child claimed as a dependent

If you have a higher income

Filing Single
Income Stimulus Check
$80K $950
$85K $700
$90K $450
$95K $200
$99K+ $0
Filing Married
Income Stimulus Check
$160K $1,900
$170K $1,400
$180K $900
$190K $400
$198K+ $0
Head of Household
Income Stimulus Check
$117,500 $950
$122,500 $700
$127,000 $450
$132,500 $200
$136,000 $0

Refine: Total decreases by $5 for every $100 above the income threshold.

All totals are incremental examples