From your Samuel Financial LLC Team
We hope you are staying safe and finding ways to make the best of your time at home during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Previously, we’ve sent an outline of the government stimulus programs to ensure you are aware of the financial help available to both individuals (unemployment, including for self-employed persons) and forgivable loans for companies (Paychecks Protection Program and others). The government’s programs also include waiving the Required Minimum Distributions from all individual and company retirement accounts and extensions of time to repay loans from company retirement plans, for just two more examples of the help available.
The government’s assistance programs are new and sometimes not clear enough. For example, many self-employed persons are not aware that they are now permitted to apply for unemployment and receive $600 per week, in addition to the amount paid by Massachusetts or other states of residence, for many weeks. If you have a question about whether you are eligible for government programs, we’d be happy to hear from you and help resolve your questions.
Courtesy of colleagues at Nationwide and our own staff, we are sharing some website resources that may help you stay well stocked, safe and maybe even entertained:
Grocery Delivery Services:
Wal-Mart Grocery Delivery https://grocery.walmart.com/
Amazon Prime Now Grocery Delivery https://primenow.amazon.com/
Food Delivery Services:
Uber Eats https://www.ubereats.com/
CDC’s Official Website for COVID-19 Updates:
Massachusetts’s Official Website for COVID-19 Updates:
Nationwide Care Concierge for Annuity Contract Owners, Spouses, Children, Parents and Parents in Law
Tips for Working at Home:
Ideas and Free Educational Materials for Kids at Home:
Scholastic’s Free Learn at Home
Khan Academy Free Learning
Crash Course YouTube Channel
Best wishes from Samuel Financial LLC
Steve Samuel, Chad Gutner, Nancy Mann, Kevin Cotton, Veronica Garzone, Sarah Newell and Stephanie Gallegos
Samuel Financial LLC is located at 858 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026 and can be reached at 781.461.6886. Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, a registered investment adviser. Fixed Insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency.