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The CDC Recommends Face Coverings

April 8 by Maps Credit Union

There isn’t much substantial evidence on the effectiveness of wearing a cloth mask, but the CDC believes there is a strong chance that wearing one can slow the transmission of the virus, especially from those who are asymptomatic and don’t know that they are infected.

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All You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Stimulus Plan

April 1 by Maps Credit Union

After days of negotiations and last-minute changes, the Senate and the White House have signed a historic $2 trillion stimulus plan to help mitigate the economic fallout of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) will put cash directly into people’s pockets, provide desperately needed funding for hospitals and help struggling businesses remain afloat in these financially fragile times.

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Tax Deadline Delayed

April 1 by Maps Credit Union

As part of the government’s efforts to help the economy, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the tax deadline would be pushed off by a full 90 days.

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The President is Suspending Student Loan Interest: Here’s What it Means

April 1 by Maps Credit Union

On Friday, March 13, President Donald Trump announced he would be freezing student loan interest as part of a package of emergency executive actions designed to mitigate the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The unprecedented move will provide relief to the 42 million-plus Americans who owe more than $1.5 trillion in outstanding federal student loans.

Since this announcement, there has been much confusion about what this freeze actually means for student loan borrowers. To help clear up some confusion, Maps Credit Union has answered some of the most common questions about the freeze.

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Beware of Coronavirus Scams

April 1 by Maps Credit Union

Scammers are notorious for capitalizing on fear, and the coronavirus outbreak is no exception. Showing an appalling lack of the most basic morals, scammers have set up fake websites, bogus funding collections and more in an effort to trick the fearful and unsuspecting out of their money.

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All You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Stimulus Plan

April 1 by Maps Credit Union

After days of negotiations and last-minute changes, the Senate and the White House have signed a historic $2 trillion stimulus plan to help mitigate the economic fallout of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) will put cash directly into people’s pockets, provide desperately needed funding for hospitals and help struggling businesses remain afloat in these financially fragile times.

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How to Work from Home

March 24 by Maps Credit Union

The coronavirus pandemic has taken the world as we know it and turned it upside down. Hospitals are scrambling to meet the needs of their patients as the federal and local governments are issuing stricter guidelines to help stop the spread of the virus.

As part of this upheaval, millions of Americans have been sent home from work with laptops in hand and strict instructions to remotely tend to their usual workload. Unfortunately, this can prove to be a lot harder than it sounds. If you find yourself struggling to complete your workload from home during the outbreak, we can help!

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Fun Activities to do with your kids at home

March 23 by Maps Credit Union

It isn’t easy to be holed up at home with just your family for company. After two days, you may be thinking there isn’t enough coffee or chocolate in this world for a parent who’s stuck home with their kids for weeks at a time. As the parent, though, you have the unique opportunity to set the tone in your home and decide if these weeks will be a nightmare for everyone, or filled with precious memory-making and family-bonding activities.

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Stuck at Home? Spend Your Time Productively

March 23 by Maps Credit Union

While we all do our part by staying at home and staying healthy, here are a few ideas to help you spend your time productively.

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Beware of Coronavirus Scams

March 13 by Jennifer Schmelling

Scammers are notorious for capitalizing on fear, and the coronavirus outbreak is no exception. Showing an appalling lack of the most basic morals, scammers have set up fake websites, bogus funding collections and more in an effort to trick the fearful and unsuspecting out of their money.

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