Welcome back to PSA Thursday, a mostly-weekly segment in which we talk about how to handle money, work, and life in the middle of a pandemic.
Today, we’re focusing on handling money — specifically, how to earn more, especially as the $600 supplemental federal unemployment benefit has come to an end.
The new $300 supplemental benefit that’s replacing it is slooooowly getting approved by FEMA, state-by-state, through an excruciatingly snail-like process that can only be described as 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯.
As a result, millions of people — including possibly your friends, family, neighbors, or yourself — are in financial limbo.
You may be lamenting the loss of the old benefit, anxiously awaiting the new reduced benefit, and drowning your sorrows in a bucket of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream while you wait for two+ months to receive a whopping half of the enhanced benefit that you used to collect.
That’s a run-on sentence, I know, but there are worse atrocities in life.
So. Here we are. And you — or someone you know — might be extra-anxious to figure out how to make a little extra money right now.
That’s why we put together a guide that does two things:
- This guide gives you a framework for how to think about opportunities to make extra money. How to think about the tradeoffs, the pro’s and con’s, the priorities.
- This guide gives you those opportunities, organized along that framework.
Click here to see the full guide, complete with awesome offers and resources.