How to Prepare for a Family Financially

Black family of 3 all wearing blue jeans and white tops while smiling and teaching their daughter how to ride a bike

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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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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Andrew’s Story: The Pursuit of a Minimalist Lifestyle

Andrew and his wife and son sit on a couch together with their son

Meet Andrew, a recent newlywed living in Daly City, CA with his wife and their 13-year old son. What do you do? I work for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission in the Water Resources Department. I’ve been at this position for a little over three years, but I’ve been with the company for over…

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Teaching Your Kids to Save Money

Red-headed woman sits on the couch holding her baby in her left arm while her older child sits to the right of her looking at an iPad

Think about the lessons you learned about money. How do the messages you heard in your early years impact the way you view and manage money today? Research shows that lifelong money habits are formed early. In fact, psychologists believe that by age 7 (I know, right?), kids have already developed long-lasting attitudes about money.…

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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 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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Are You On Track? Reevaluating Your Financial Priorities

Crash Course in Financial Flexibility Our lives are complex, and that’s usually a good thing because it keeps life interesting. But when it comes to our money, the more complex our situation, the more challenging it is to manage competing priorities. What’s the Opportunity Cost? We suspect you have more than one thing you want…

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