Hurricane Irene Help | The Frugalista

Hurricane Irene Help

by frugalista on August 30, 2011

Hello, my Frugalistas. If you’ve been impacted by Hurricane Irene, I wanted to make sure that you knew about some of the help that’s available to you or your loved ones. I know what it’s like to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane. No bueno!

If you’re in one of the hurricane-impacted areas, your credit card or bank may be waiving late fees or bank fees.
From a Bankrate.com article:

Chase sent an email to its New Jersey, New York and Connecticut customers Monday morning saying don’t worry about fees for using another bank’s ATM, overdrawing on a checking account, using overdraft protections or paying a credit card or other bank loan late until Sept. 4.
Capital One told SmartMoney.com that it will consider waiving credit card fees, reducing interest rates and coming up with special repayment plans for customers struggling with the aftermath of the hurricane. They should visit their local branch, call the bank’s toll-free number or make an online request.

Insurance Help:
Also, if you’re looking for insurance help for a damage claim, Daily Finance has a nice article about what you may be facing and how to get paid!

Give Help:
The Huffington Post has a nice round up of ways that you can donate and help Hurricane Irene victims.


Official U.S. Navy Imagery, Flickr

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