Advantage Advisor
Monthly Newsletter
May / 2020
We're all struggling to adapt to the challenges of working from home, sheltering in place, social distancing, and other lifestyle changes, but not one of us knows the specific circumstances anyone else is dealing with particularly when it comes to money. It's the financial aspects of our lives that have left us so vulnerable right now and in most emergencies. This guide can help you!

Check out this amazing free guide from the Center for Financial Social Work.
In This Issue:

Financial Reality COVID Guide
Credit Card Deferment
Surviving Unemployment
How To Use That Stimulus
Clients Speak Out
Company News & Events
Many people are wondering what to do about their credit card bills now that they are out of work because of the Coronavirus pandemic. There’s some good news! If you find yourself in a situation where you are unable to meet your financial obligation .... Read more!
Since the coronavirus pandemic began nationwide, the jobless rates started to increase rapidly. Now, the national average unemployment rate jumped up to 4.4% in March. A record 22 million people filed for the program in just four weeks. People are either getting laid off or furloughed. Also, it’s ....  Read more!
A stimulus package designed to provide critical support to Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is on the way. The “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or the “CARES Act” provides wide-ranging solutions in response to the global pandemic, and it contains a record ....  Read more!
"The program worked great for me. And even when I needed to stop a direct debit and make the payment asap on my own there was no hassle. My emails were all answered quickly and in a professional yet friendly manner. I'd recommend them to anyone. Thank you for helping me climb out of that well of debt."  ~ Debra G.
"I was always treated with respect. My debt was a result of a traumatic time in my life. Since beginning my partnership with Advantage Credit Counseling Services, I've accomplished a lot. They helped me get back on my feet. I'll miss my peeps at Advantage, honestly! Submitting my final payment felt so good and I cannot express enough how much gratitude I have for the amazing humans you employ. THANK YOU!!!"  ~ Lauren M.
"The counselor treated me with dignity while explaining how I can manage my financial situation, maintain and improve my credit score and specifically what I had to do. This was not a write off not a bankruptcy - far from it. This was an action plan that put me in the driver seat while they were the co-pilot to guide me to the right path to being debt free!"  ~ Christa C.
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Concerned about managing your finances during these uncertain and challenging times? 

Join Certified Credit Counselor, Terri Stocki for a free virtual class – Personal Financial Management: 101 to learn budgeting strategies and what impacts your credit score. 

The virtual class session will take place Tuesday May 5th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST).  Email Heather Murray at to register or click on the button below!