Do you recommend credit consolidation?

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Do you recommend credit consolidation to improve scores and decrease debt? Submitted by Natasha P. There are two parts to this question, so let’s dig into them separately. Improving Your Credit Score Whenever a financial institution pulls your credit with the purpose of offering you a loan, your score may be affected. Closing a credit…

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What is a financial health score?

Congrats on taking this step in your SaverLife journey! Your score is on a scale of 1 to 100. Here is how to read it: 0-39: You might feel like one financial emergency, like a blown tire or unexpected medical bill, would set you back for months. It’s hard to devote time and resources to…

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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 Make Good Financial Decisions

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Hi, I’m Saundra Davis, financial coach here at SaverLife. Today we’re going to talk about how we make good financial decisions. There is no shortage of information online and, frankly, even from family and friends. How do we know that what worked for them will work for you? Check the source The question becomes: How do you know when the advice…

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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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SaverLife’s Top 5 Tips for Saving Money

We’ve heard so much great feedback from the SaverLife Community on money hacks they use to stretch their dollars and meet their savings goals. Let’s take a look at some of the top money-saving strategies that Savers have shared: 1. Negotiating with Bill Companies “For our medical bills, we got payments reduced by hospital and…

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How to Save Money Every Day

Making simple changes to your spending can be an easy way to help you start saving. Learn how to save money on everyday expenses like groceries, transportation and entertainment. This video will show you easy changes to make so you can start saving. Here are some of the fun ideas suggested in this video: Make…

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