Kimm’s Story: Surviving the Coronavirus Lockdown

Meet Kimm, a hairdresser who lives with her children and granddaughter in Houston, Texas. Who’s in your family? Me, my kids, and my granddaughter. What do you do? Before the coronavirus hit, I was a hairdresser. That’s my life. I’ve been doing that for over 17 years. But I haven’t had an appointment for the…

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Save!

Introducing the Race to 100! If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it should remind you of a similar savings challenge we ran during the holiday season. We put out a survey and many of our members said they’d want a Race to 100 as our next savings challenge. We heard you all loud and…

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Garry’s Story: Make a Dollar, Keep a Dollar, Give a Dollar

Meet Garry, a recent Howard University graduate who runs a freelance photography and videography business in Washington, D.C. Where’s home for you? I’ve been living in Washington, D.C. since 2015, but I’m originally from North Carolina. I went to Howard University for film school, where my sister was already getting her Master’s in Film. What’s…

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COVID-19 Resources and Information

During these tumultuous times, we’ve compiled some resources that may be helpful for you. We will continue to update these as the situation develops, so check back frequently. If there are other resources or services that you would like us to provide, please share that feedback with us. National Resources Our partner Aunt Bertha provides…

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Free Tax Preparation is Still Available

You may have been planning to get assistance with your free tax preparation at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) location near you. Unfortunately, to protect the public and volunteers from COVID-19, many VITAs have had to close their in-person tax preparation sites. We know that a tax refund can be a big deal, especially now. We…

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Lucinda’s Story: Sweepstakes Savvy & Smart About Money

Meet Lucinda, a veteran restaurant server who lives with her husband in Tucson, Arizona. What’s it like where you live? It’s nice and sunny here in Tucson. I’ve been there all my life. It’s just got that good hometown feel. People are nice, friendly, and helpful. What do you do? I’m a restaurant server. I’ve…

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Michael’s Story: Keep Pressing Onward

Meet Michael, a homeless shelter employee and aspiring truck driver who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. What does your day-to-day look like right now? I just completed an eight-month recovery program here at the homeless shelter. Next week, I’m starting truck driving school. It’s 20 weeks of classes. I don’t know where I’ll be placed…

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Announcing the Grand Prize Story Contest!

Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours? SaverLife has just launched our third annual Tax Time Story Contest! The prompt is, “What are you saving your tax refund for?” We want to hear it all: what motivates you to save your tax refund, your trials and triumphs, and how you weathered it all. We’ll…

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