On March 11, 2021, the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill (The American Relief Plan) was signed into law by President Biden, issuing a third round of $1,400 stimulus checks. The IRS has begun distributing the stimulus payments and if you’re eligible you could receive your stimulus payments as early as this week. How do you plan to use your money?
The US Census Bureau in 2020 stated that the majority of recipients who got the first stimulus checks spent their funds on essential needs, including food (66%), utilities and internet/phone (50%), household supplies and personal care (47%), and rent (28%).
Use Your Stimulus Check to Increase Your Earning Potential!
Want to know a quick and easy way to use your stimulus check to earn more money? Spend it on your first payment towards your future career! By using your stimulus money, you can pay for a certification without the hit to your wallet. And, by earning a certification, you can increase your employability and land a high-paying job.
A certification showing that you have gained job-specific skills and knowledge can boost your take home pay by up to 50% or more.
Certifications You Can Earn in Less Than a Year:
Administrative Medical Assistant – Salary* – $38,090
Bookkeeping Administration – Salary* – $40,240
CAD Designer – Salary* – $56,830
Certified Computer, Network and Cybersecurity Technicians – Salary* – $53,470
Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist – Salary* – $40,350
Pharmacy Technician – Salary* – $33,950
Professional in Human Resources – Salary* – $61,920
Certified Associate in Project Management – Salary* – $80,220
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist – Salary* – $44,010
Wedding Planner – Salary* – $50,600
Why Get a Certificate or Certification instead of a degree?
There are many benefits to completing a certificate program and/or earning a certification.
- A certificate program will boost your skills and abilities. Earning a certificate will show your dedication to your work with continued learning.
- Certifications show that a person has gained skills in a particular field and has passed a nationally recognized exam. Certifications can also make you more attractive to potential employers.
- No lifelong student debt to repay. Certificate and certification programs are very affordable, and many schools have available financing and payment plans to help you achieve your dreams.
- You don’t have to wait four years to earn a degree and then spend another year looking for a job in your field. You can be in your new career in less than a year earning just as much as some individuals with college degrees.
By the way, paying to learn new skills and earn a certification also helps to stimulate the economy. When you pay professionals for their expertise, they are able to move their businesses forward.