Managing Your Finances During And After Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 struck unexpectedly, throwing the world’s financial system into absolute chaos.

Recession, unemployment, and inflation followed in the virus’ wake. If you weren’t impacted financially by the most recent coronavirus pandemic, then you are an anomaly.

Despite the fact that the pandemic’s mostly over (thanks to easy access to rapid covid testing and widespread vaccine rollouts), the pandemic’s financial impact is still being felt.

In such trying financial times as these, it’s crucial that you know how to responsibly and properly manage your finances.

This post will teach you all of the basic things that you need to know about managing your finances yourself:

Management firms

One extremely effective way of handling your money is to hire a wealth management firm, that can manage it for you.

Managing Your Finances During And After Coronavirus (COVID-19)

According to wealth management professionals from, these organizations can help you with making sensible investments, as well as provide you with clarity about your finances.

If you are going to hire one of these organizations to work with you, then it’s crucial that you read reviews, research, and find a firm that’s experienced and qualified

It can be very dangerous to entrust your finances to a firm that doesn’t have much experience because they could make bad decisions and cost you money.

Investment strategy

If you don’t want to hire a wealth management firm and instead want to take control of your own finances, then one of the first things that you need to do is to start investing.

Long-term financial investments can help you to make a lot of money. In addition to making money, many investments (like precious metals, for example), help to safeguard against inflation. 

If you are going to make financial investments, then it’s very important that you read guides, attend classes, and learn how to invest sensibly.

Track spending

In terms of actual money management, it’s a very good idea to start tracking your spending.

One of the worst things that you can do right now is to overspend, especially considering the ongoing war in Ukraine, which is causing global food prices to increase exponentially. 

A good way to track the amount of money that you are spending is to download a money-tracking app.

These applications connect with your online bank account and track all of your purchases and outbound transfers. Many of these apps will then use this information to make sensible spending recommendations for you. 

Here are some other spending-related things that you must take into consideration:

Monthly budget

It’s also a very good idea to set yourself a monthly budget, then stick to it. In order to calculate your new budget effectively, factor in all of your usual monthly expenditures

With the cost of living rising, it’s a good idea to go to your local supermarket and take a look at prices, as well as speak to your energy provider, so that you can ascertain how much more you will have to really spend each month now, rather than creating a budget that underestimates these things.

Once you have created a budget, it’s very important that you faithfully stick to it.

Paying bills

A very important part of good financial management is paying one’s bills on time. If you get into the habit of not repaying your bills and debts, then you will eventually get defaults and missed payments marked against you on your credit score.

The late payment of bills can be very damaging to one’s credit score. You should factor all of your monthly bills and other expenses into your budget when you are working it out so that you know exactly how much you have to spend

It’s a good idea to set up a direct debit for your bills so that you don’t have to worry about forgetting to make payments on time.

High-interest debts

If you want to have a clean financial record, then it’s a good idea to avoid taking out high-interest debts.

The only real reason that people have to take out high-interest debts is that they have bad credit scores, and therefore, cannot qualify for low-interest mortgage and credit card rates. 

If this is true for you, then make sure that you work on fixing your credit score before you take out any loans or anything that’s high-interest. High-interest debt can quickly spiral and leave you in a very bad situation.

Unnecessary spending

If you want to manage your money more effectively, then you need to reduce unnecessary spending.

Unnecessary spending

Because of the wide availability of consumer goods, many people make senseless purchases. If you aren’t guarded with the way that you spend your money, then you will end up overspending. 

In times such as these, where money in most households is tight, overspending can damage your household budget. In order to avoid unnecessary spending, formulate (and then stick to) a budget, which has already been explained previously.

You may also want to set limits on your bank account if you think that you have a spending problem.

Saving money

Try to save up as much money as you can. Saving is a very big part of being in control of your finances.

You don’t have to save money the conventional way, however. Many savings accounts are low-interest. You can instead invest your savings into things like precious metals, which nearly always go up in value. 

Precious metals are actually a great way to safeguard against inflation, too. With inflation on the rise, this is something that you need to think about.

Credit cards

If you want to build your credit score and get access to low-interest cards, then a credit card is something that most financial experts recommend taking out.


The reason for this is that not only do credit cards build your credit score, but they also make it easier to make purchases when you’re short on money

If you do end up spending money using a credit card, then it’s important that you always make repayments on time.

Missing payments on your credit card could result in missed payments being marked on your credit report, which can then significantly reduce your score and lending ability.

Finding work

In the wake of the COVID pandemic, millions of people have been made unemployed. Governments from around the world are doing their best to force their economies to recover, so now’s a great time to get a job.

Employers are hiring people, wages have gone up to offset rising inflation, and with widespread vaccinations having been rolled out, it’s safe to interact with people outdoors again. 

If you have any talents or skills, then you may be able to use them to get work remotely. Remote working can be very lucrative

You might also want to consider starting your own business because business ownership is a great way of achieving financial independence.

COVID grants

If you are a business owner and are struggling with managing your money, then you might qualify for a COVID grant.

COVID grants are a very effective way of getting much-needed monetary injections for your business. The downside to many COVID grants is that they impact your bendability. 

Some mortgage lenders are refusing to issue mortgages to people that received COVID grants during the pandemic’s early days.

If you are going to apply for a COVID grant, then make sure that you research what the potential implications could be for you in the future in terms of lending.

Unemployment benefits

Unemployment benefits are something that you most definitely need to apply for if you are out of work.

With the cost of living rising rapidly, if you don’t have money coming in then eventually you could end up being made homeless or being unable to eat.

Unemployment benefits are available to more or less everybody, as long as you have under a fixed amount of money saved up. 

During the pandemic’s early days, stimulus checks were being issued to everybody, regardless of financial status. If you can’t work because of a disability, then it’s crucial that you apply for a disability benefit.


Managing your money well means exercising good self-control. If you can’t control your spending habits, then you won’t be able to invest properly, nor will you be able to save money.


As mentioned earlier, because of the wide availability of consumer products, it’s sometimes very hard to resist making purchases.

If you do think that you have a problem regarding your spending, then it’s a good idea to sign up for some kind of therapeutic treatment or counseling.

Often, overspending is rooted in mental disorders like depression. If you can’t control your spending, sooner or later you will bankrupt yourself.

Savings accounts

Lastly, open a savings account. While it was mentioned earlier that some savings accounts have very low-interest rates, some on the other hand have very high ones.

While accounts with higher interest rates often require one’s savings to mature before they can be accessed, they are still a great way to make a little extra money on top of your existing savings. 

Depending upon where you live, you might be able to open a government-backed savings account designed to help young people to save up for a house. These accounts have very high-interest rates.

Final words: managing your finances during and after coronavirus (COVID-19) 

The most recent coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of devastation, financially, economically, and socially. If you have been impacted by it, then following this article’s guidance will help you to recover and push on in the virus’ wake. 

Things aren’t going to get any brighter anytime soon, especially considering the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which is driving up food and energy prices significantly.

Proper financial management will help you to survive this period of economic and financial downturn.

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Peter Keszegh

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