It isn’t easy to be holed up at home with just your family for company. After just a few 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.
Scammers and fraudsters are leveraging our fears over COVID-19 and looking for yet another opportunity to scam consumers and financial institutions. Remain diligent when receiving and responding to emails, text messages, and social media posts during this time. These bad actors prey on our emotions so be careful! As we are a giving community, please consider reaching out to family and friends for the names of reputable organizations to donate to.
At Jolt Credit Union, your wellness and financial well-being are our top priority as we face the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here are five additional ways to help you stay healthy and avoid spreading germs.
- Use Mobile Pay instead of cash
Cash can be touched by hundreds of people in a matter of hours and germs can linger on surfaces for days.
- Pay at the pump.
You can avoid being close to people and other contacts. Use a Clorox wipe to disinfect the pump handle and make sure to wash your hands afterward.
- Set up automatic bill payments.
Many people go to the store to pay their store credit cards or stop by the post office to mail their bills. By using online bill pay to make your payments, you can avoid the crowds and have a better chance of staying healthy Bonus: You will save time each month paying this bill once it is set up and you won’t be tempted to make purchases when you are in the store, giving your budget a little boost.