Retirement, Investing and Budget Expert
Ashley Chorpenning is an experienced financial writer currently serving as an investment and insurance expert at SmartAsset. In addition to being a contributing writer at SmartAsset, she writes for solo entrepreneurs as well as for Fortune 500 companies. Ashley is a finance graduate of the University of Cincinnati. When she isn’t helping people understand their finances, you may find Ashley cage diving with great whites or on safari in South Africa.
Posts by Ashley Chorpenning:
Elderly people have been hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with the greatest risk of complications and death occurring among older people. If you’re an elderly person on Medicare, you might be wondering what medical costs related to coronavirus are covered by the programs. In this article we’ll break down which costs are covered by Medicare, and what other services are provided and covered during this time. Read more
More than 1 million people in the U.S. have COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and by the end of April nearly 60,000 Americans had died of the illness. The symptoms of some COVID-19 patients are mild and don’t require medical attention; others don’t experience any symptoms at all. But many people with the disease require serious medical care. Fortunately, the government has taken steps to minimize the financial impact on those who contract the illness. Here’s what’s available. Read more
Nebraska has one of the lowest coronavirus infection rates in the nation, and the governor has not issued a blanket stay-at-home order as many other governors have done. Nevertheless, the pandemic has affected people and small businesses in the Cornhusker State. By mid-May 2020, Nebraska had 9,075 cases and more than 107 fatalities because of COVID-19. Unemployment is soaring: There have been 83,000 initial unemployment claims in five weeks, roughly the number of applications the state saw in the last two years combined. By mid-April, the jobless rate was 4.2%. The good news is that residents and small businesses affected by the coronavirus and its economic fallout can avail themselves of state and federal help as the crisis continues. Here is an overview of the programs and resources available to Nebraskans. Read more
The Caribbean offers a sunny oasis for retirees. With the laid-back lifestyle, affordable healthcare, and tax incentives, retirees are drawn to the Caribbean islands. But before you throw your winter… Read more