Will the economic stimulus package help you?

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Lamar Alexander
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Lamar Alexander leave a meeting in the Strom Thurmond Room as negotiations continue on a $2 trillion economic stimulus in response to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
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Congress is close to passing a nearly $2 trillion economic stimulus package aimed at easing the damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. It includes expanded unemployment benefits, a $350 billion program to help small businesses, and a $1,200 check to most Americans.

It’s welcome relief for many who are struggling to pay rent, afford health care and buy groceries. But is it enough? What’s the best plan for when the rebate is gone? And will the stimulus package provide more relief to big business than to the individual?

It’s tough out there.

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two leading experts in personal finance about how you can prioritize and make smart decisions during this unprecedented time.


What would an extra check of $1,000+ from the government mean to you?

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