The majority of Americans will be getting $1200 in their pockets depending on annual income during the coronavirus pandemic. And investing in yourself by learning a new skill is one of the best ways to make that stimulus check money go further.

Whether you’re working from home or just sitting at home bored, social distancing has given us all a lot more free time. Why not devote some of that time and some of that CARES Act cash to learning something new? 

Invest in yourself

Being stuck in the house with no nosy bosses and coworkers watching is the perfect time to improve your skills or train for a new career. Level up in office software like Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, or if you prefer, you can feed your creative side with virtual music lessons and webinars. What’s even better is to pivot into an entirely new industry or trade with  There, you can get certifications in workplace safety, real estate, food service and more.  Right now, they’re running a special — 20% off real estate courses. Just use the code 03RE01CE20 at checkout.

Whether you go for something completely new or improve on skills you already have, feeding your mind is always a good investment. Be on the lookout for more ways to double the value of that $1200 stimulus check in follow up posts from SOHH.

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