Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
Before COVOD-19, you like many others probably were living paycheck to paycheck, with too much month left at the end of the money. You never had any extra income to save or invest for the future. You did well just to pay the bills and keep your head above water. Now you may have lost your job with little or no savings, and you're trying to make it on what little money you have coming in. Things will get better. You'll be earning an income again, perhaps more income than you have ever earned before.
But now is the time to take charge of your money. Don't depend on someone else to bail you out. Social Security may not even be around when you retire. Take $15 from your stimulus check or from your unemployment check and purchase "Common Sense: A Simple Plan for Financial Independence" from Amazon. You'll be glad you did.