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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Is Online Shopping the Way to Go This Holiday Season?

With people staying at home more this year, it’s no surprise that spending at Amazon, Target, and Wal-Mart, three of the largest online retailers in the country, has increased. Whether it’s for convenience or safety, it doesn’t look like this trend in shopping online will be stopping anytime soon. And with Black Friday and Cyber…

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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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Scratch & Save Has A New Home

Scratch & Save has moved to our new Points Store. After much feedback from SaverLife members and countless hours spent perfecting the process, we’re proud to re-launch the new and improved Scratch & Save challenge! “The digital scratch cards I earn weekly are very motivating. It makes me want to build upon the savings each…

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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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Daisy’s Story: Dreaming of a Purple House with Chickens

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Meet Daisy, a part-time lecturer and breastfeeding peer counselor, living in San Francisco with her 5-year old daughter. What do you do for a living? I currently have two jobs and might pick up a third. I lecture a weekly class at San Francisco State University and I also have a part-time job as a…

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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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