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 families. 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 the…

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Holiday Savings Quizzes: A New Way to Earn Points!

If you’re a frequent visitor to our site, you probably noticed that we added a brand new way to earn points! Between now and December 21, when you go to the Activities page, you’ll see a quiz available. Over the next month, we’ll have a new quiz every week. Each quiz will be worth 30…

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5 Tips to Stay Out of Debt on Black Friday

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Your No-Debt Black Friday Survival Guide As a veteran, I often get eye rolls from my kids when I use military analogies to describe events. But as a financial coach, I can’t help but see Black Friday as an epic battle. You’re knee-deep in the trenches of holiday shopping goals and you’re experiencing the rapid…

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New Years Anti-Resolutions for 2020

I’m going to suggest something a little radical for the new year and the new decade, 2020. Instead of focusing on a new year’s resolutions, consider listing the things you are going to stop doing. Ideally, these should be self-sabotaging habits and behaviors that prevent you from achieving your goals. Here are a few ideas…

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Allison’s Story: No Such Thing as Over-Prepared

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Meet Allison, a Data Analyst who lives in Winooski, Vermont with her three roommates. What do you do? I am the Manager of Data Analytics for a home health and hospice agency. I’ve been here for a year and a half, and really love my job. I have a lot of autonomy, and I get…

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Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

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Renting versus owning – how to determine which is right for you Choosing whether to own or rent a home is a big decision. The “right” answer for you will be deeply personal, based on a few key considerations that we will explore below. 1. Examine your personal values A good place to start is…

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Michael’s Story: Make Your Money Work For You

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Meet Michael, a substance abuse counselor who lives in San Diego, California. What do you do? I’m a substance abuse counselor. I’ve been doing it for about two years now – midlife career change. Unfortunately, it’s one of the fastest growing professions in the US, which doesn’t bode well for us. What did your upbringing…

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