Managing Your Bills During The Pandemic

COVID-19 has thrown the economy into a tailspin. As people have been laid off, furloughed, or are working fewer hours, bills can pile up. This week, for Financial Literacy Month, we’re looking at ways to manage — and today, it’s all about dealing with debt. Here are some ideas to start regaining your financial footing … Continue reading Managing Your Bills During The Pandemic

Scammers Cash in on COVID-19 Vaccination Confusion

by Colleen TresslerDivision of Consumer and Business Education, FTC With every passing day, the news on COVID-19 vaccine distribution seems to change. One reason is that distribution varies by state and territory. And scammers, always at the ready, are taking advantage of the confusion. Besides a big dose of patience, here are some tips to … Continue reading Scammers Cash in on COVID-19 Vaccination Confusion

Hurricanes and COVID-19

Español (Spanish) Planning for hurricane season and other potential disasters can be stressful, and because the 2020 hurricane season comes during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it may be especially so. Public health and emergency response professionals have advice to help you safely prepare, evacuate, and shelter for severe storms while protecting yourself and others … Continue reading Hurricanes and COVID-19

COVID-19 Update: FDA Warns Consumers About Hand Sanitizer Packaged in Food and Drink Containers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are being packaged in containers that may appear as food or drinks and may put consumers at risk of serious injury or death if ingested. The agency has discovered that some hand sanitizers are being packaged in beer cans, children’s food pouches, water bottles, … Continue reading COVID-19 Update: FDA Warns Consumers About Hand Sanitizer Packaged in Food and Drink Containers