What is Lifestyle Inflation?

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Have you noticed that even when your income increases, it can feel like you still don’t have more money leftover at the end of the month? That’s because often, when our income increases, our expenses do too. This is a very real phenomenon called lifestyle inflation that can sneak up on us despite our best…

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What does it mean to “pay yourself first”?

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Hi, I’m Saundra Davis, SaverLife’s financial coach. Let’s talk a little bit about the golden rule of saving: pay yourself first. So many people say, “I’m going to wait and save after I’ve paid all my bills and I’ll save what’s left,” but we all know what happens then. Very seldom is there anything left. So the idea of…

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How to Prepare for a Family Financially

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Since we know that everything affects everything, let’s talk about how our financial lives are impacted by our family situation. Over 80% of SaverLife members live with at least one other person—be that a parent, child, partner, or roommate—and even if you are single, you may have heard that having a baby can really break…

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Making Your Money Work for You

Hi, I’m Saundra Davis, financial coach here at SaverLife. Today we’re going to talk about how you make your money work for you. What is a budget? If you ask, “Do you have a budget?” many folks will say no, they don’t have a budget. The fact is we all have a budget, whether we know it or…

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Your Money: Your Values

Hi, I’m Saundra Davis, financial coach here at SaverLife. Today, we’re going to talk about your money values. We often don’t think about how our values play in to what we do with our money. But the fact is everything you do with money makes perfect sense if you understand what you believe about money. Our…

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