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The majority of Americans will be getting $1200 in their pockets depending on annual income during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to the CARES Act recently passed by Congress. Besides launching your new business, 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 inside is the perfect time to improve your skills and train for a new career. Jumpstart what’s waiting for you after quarantine by pivoting into an entirely new industry with services like  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 when you checkout.

Whether you go for something completely new or just fine-tune the skills you already have, feeding your mind is always a win-win investment.

Checkout 5 Ways to Double Your $1200 Stimulus Check: Launch a Business to find out how you can set up your own new business for less than $100.