Friday Flight: Surprise Covid Medical Bills and New Stimulus Bill Progress – Episode 234

July 31, 2020

Friday Flight episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like using Netflix payments to boost your credit score, the shortage of disinfectant supplies, upcoming sales tax holidays, working from home into 2021, and the stalled stimulus bill. After all of that we cover reports of surprise covid medical expenses and banks cutting credit lines without warning.

  • Check and see if your state is holding a sales tax holiday to help out with upcoming back to school spending.
  • If your health insurance isn’t footing the bill for a covid test, then here is a great guide on filing an appeal from the folks over at
  • And regarding covid testing, you might be eligible for a no-cost completely free test being offered by some pharmacies and retailers. Check with the Health and Human Services site where you can see if you qualify.

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