Make Ends Meet

  Make Ends Money: Prepare properly for your golden years

The workplace is different, the world is different, and so is the opportunity to make ends meet when no longer punching the clock.

  Louisville diabetics praise Ky. insulin price cap for some, continue calls for affordability

  Make Ends Meet: Save now for later

Food banks, grocers praise extension of federal pandemic benefit

  Looking for a house? Put in a good offer fast

Louisvillians facing eviction can apply for more assistance with city

$297 million Eviction Relief Fund relaunched in Kentucky

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City announces free tax prep service for eligible Louisville residents

  Make Ends Meet: Buying a home the right way

  Make Ends Meet: America’s spending, savings and debts

  Online booking for Kentucky unemployment help now available

  Make Ends Meet: Tips to get financially fit this year

  Make Ends Meet: Money and Marriage

  Making Ends Meet: Managing growing debt with a growing family

Doctor’s offices say they are preparing for a baby boom in 2021 because of COVID-19.

  How to protect your credit rating during a pandemic holiday

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc not only on our holiday plans but also on our finances.

  Make Ends Meet: How to have a happy holiday shopping experience

Shoppers who need to save time and money this Christmas while holiday shopping there are ways to win big if they’re in pursuit of the perfect gift with an even better price.

Make Ends Meet: Shopping tips during a COVID Christmas

Even Santa and his elves are doing more than making a list and checking it twice -- and shoppers should, too.

  City of Louisville expands helping hand as new utility relief ordinance announced

  Make Ends Meet: A financial year in review

  Make Ends Meet: Financial problems abound for many; here’s how to recover

LIHEAP accepting applications beginning November 2

  Make Ends Meet: Keeping home ‘sweet’ home in the midst of a pandemic

  Jefferson Co. residents can qualify for up to 3 months of rental assistance through Eviction Relief Fund

USDA: Kids will receive free meals through December 31

The United States Department of Agriculture made the decision to give children free meals until December 31, 2020. This move will provide a meal daily for each child during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beshear creates fund to protect Kentuckians from eviction

“It will reimburse eligible landlords for missed rent payments, and give them some advance rent and keep tenants in that home where they can be safe and healthy,” the governor said.

Beshear: Kentucky to seek extra unemployment payments

Kentucky will seek to provide an extra $400 per week in short-term supplemental aid for its unemployed workers under a White House offer, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday.

McConnell remarks on state aid land with thud with governor

“If we don’t get these funds, Kentuckians will suffer,” the Democratic governor told reporters at a coronavirus briefing.

Beshear: Unemployment action ‘not workable’ in current form

“I think it’s really important that we see, ultimately, a congressional solution,” the governor said.

  Make Ends Meet: Finding affordable food

As the coronavirus has stressed the nation’s economy, consumers have turned to fighting for hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and now, some food items in local grocery stores.

New resources now available for Louisvillians facing eviction, other crises

With Kentucky's eviction and utility cutoff moratium over, many Louisvillians across the metro area are now facing evictions.

Make Ends Meet: A pandemic plan to help with lunch

For students who will rely on NTI this coming school year or other educational programs that are different than the norm, they may need Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Assistance.

  Make Ends Meet: ‘Drum’ up business for your favorite stores

What would you do to keep your favorite store or restaurant open during and after the COVID-19 pandemic?

  Ky. eviction rule lifted as groups provide resources to keep people in their homes

The goal of groups like Louisville Community Ministries is to connect those in need with a team of people will help them get the assistance to stay in their home.

Kentucky extends contract for help processing jobless claims

The contract with Ernst & Young will be prolonged by another five weeks at a cost of $4.4 million, the governor announced.

  Rental assistance available for Jefferson Co. residents concerned about evictions

Cathy Hinko, executive director of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, is encouraging tenants and landlords to educate themselves.

  Make Ends Meet: How and when to shop around for healthcare

Asking questions and making the right choices can ensure a person’s health and help them avoid being broke.

$600 weekly unemployment benefits set to expire soon

Lawmakers have different ideas about how to keep helping Americans financially.

  How to make ends meet in an emergency

“You need to make sure that you can sustain yourself if you don’t get a dollar coming in for at least three to six months,” Founder and CEO of Marshal Wealth Management James Marshall declared.

  Make Ends Meet: A guide to apartment living

Communication is key if you're having trouble paying the rent.

  Make Ends Meet: Good credit in hard times

There are some steps you can take now to help keep your credit on solid footing.

  Probable federal loan to cover KY unemployment claims could have long-term impacts

Hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians are relying on unemployment insurance to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic.

  As some Kentuckians push for rent forgiveness, others say it’s unconstitutional, unnecessary

A local attorney cites national data, updated last week, showing there's only been a slight decrease so far of people not being able to pay their rent.

  Your car insurance policy may help you make ends meet

Many insurance companies have not only noticed fewer cars and dangers on the road, but they have recalculated bills because of it.

First look at stimulus checks with President’s name

We’re getting a first look at what the paper economic stimulus checks will look like, with President Trump’s name printed on them.

  Make Ends Meet: The real deal on stimulus checks

Nicholas Maraman, a senior attorney for the Louisville Legal Aid Society’s Economic Stability Unit, provided some answers to a few frequently-asked questions about the economic impact payments.

  Make Ends Meet: Stretch every dollar and every meal

These tricks can help you stretch your budget and the meals you prepare.

  Got your stimulus check? Financial advisor gives advice on what to do with that money

Stimulus checks are rolling out this week, and some might be wondering what to do with that money. If you don’t have a job right now, decisions are tough. You need to spend the money that you have wisely.

Worried about money amid the coronavirus pandemic? A financial expert has some advice

Unemployment is skyrocketing as businesses continue closing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Make Ends Meet: Manage your mortgage payments during COVID-19 crisis

Homeowners who have lost income because of the coronavirus crisis now fear they may also lose their homes.

  How the BusyKid app is changing how children look at money

BusyKid is a subscription-free chores app for kids that teaches financial literacy and responsibility.

  Make Ends Meet: Stimulus money help

Americans are waiting for money from the federal government to make it through the coronavirus outbreak which has shut down businesses and laid off workers.

  Rent is due; here’s what to do if you can’t pay

Lawyers recommend tenants check the language of their lease to see if there are options for delayed or partial payment.

Study: Kentucky makes top 10 list of ‘Best and Worst States for Retirement’

To determine their ranking, they calculated the cost of living, cost of care, the average income versus the average price of a home, and the percentage of people older than 65.

  Make Ends Meet: The good, bad and ugly of payday loans and quick cash

Borrowers can easily find themselves caught in a cycle of debt, taking out additional payday loans to repay the old one.

  Make Ends Meet: Passive income could be your ticket to early retirement

Unless you're lucky enough to have a full pension and benefits, most of us will need to work until at least age 66 to save enough money for a comfortable retirement.

  Make Ends Meet: Filing taxes quickly & correctly

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could affect how much tax someone should have their employer withhold from their paycheck.

  Are you financially cheating on your partner? Ask yourself these questions if you are in a relationship

Financial professional Tim Riney from Family Wealth Group has five questions that will test whether you’re financially compatible with your valentine.

  Make Ends Meet: Sugar daddies help Kentucky, Indiana sugar babies get through college debt-free

For high school seniors, February and March can be an exciting time of the year. It's when many are finding out which colleges have accepted their applications for admission.

  Be prepared, don’t be a victim of tax ID theft

When people start filing their taxes, con artists can start looking for chances to steal your return.

  More time on social media could mean more money out of your pocket

Research conducted on the effects of social media shows that spending time on your favorite social platforms can make you spend more money.

  Make Ends Meet: Planning the financial phases of life

It's never too early in life to learn to save, share, and spend wisely.

  Louisville working families collect millions of dollars in tax refunds using free service

Because of changes to the tax code, the 2019 tax season was a year of bad surprises.

Ways your finances could be impacted this year

The Secure Act recently passed and went into law on the first of the year. This will impact anyone with an IRA or 401-K.

Tips for cutting your energy bills this winter

Friday is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, and we are here to help you make ends meet.

  Making Ends Meet: Improving finances in the new year

Financial plans are a must for people looking to stay on top of their money.

  Is saving money your New Year’s resolution? Here’s tips to make ends meet

It can be daunting, but there are tips for those who wish to save up more cash in the new year.

  Make Ends Meet: Don’t forget to prepare your family for your funeral

Planning for your death and funeral are probably not things you think about often, and certainly not things you look forward to doing.

  Making Ends Meet: Louisville experts offer healthcare cost-cutting tools

A little bit of research can save consumers some money.