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Stimulus checks help families with prioritized bills, expenses amid pandemic

Stimulus checks will be relief for millions of Americans across the U.S., and as one Wayne County resident points out – will be well-timed, given how poorly the state’s unemployment system has functioned in recent weeks.

“It absolutely sucks that I am not completely able to provide for my family that way I’m used to,” Jessica Melville told 13WHAM-TV.

She’s a hairdresser. Her boyfriend is still working, but their overall income has taken a hit. They have a 5-month-old son.

“I will qualify for unemployment, but I have not been able to get through the website,” Melville added. “I keep trying, but it keeps crashing on me.”

Financial Advisor George Conboy says its crucial at times like this to identify the most-important bills or debts, and work from there.

“First thing we’re telling people is make sure you pay attention to your most important obligations. Your mortgage, your rent,” he explained.

Prioritizing means that people will be able to ensure that essentials don’t get lost in the financial stress of the moment.



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