How to Survive a Recession or Layoff Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

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The financial outlook for millions of Californians is uncertain as more workers lose their jobs -- or are at risk of losing their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. A variety of resources, strategies and tools can help with navigating a layoff and preparing for a recession. We’ll talk with personal finance experts about how to keep up with debt, prioritize expenses, and deal with the emotional toil of an economic downturn.

For more guidance on filing for unemployment, please check out this article from KQED. 


Kimberly Palmer, credit card and personal finance expert, NerdWallet

Natalie Torres-Haddad, founder and financial advisor, Financially Savvy Latina

Anthony Wright, executive director, Health Access

Jenna Gerry, senior staff attorney, Legal Aid At Work