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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Kirsten’s Story: Adjusting to Life in Lockdown

Meet Kirsten, who lives with her sons and fiancé in Myrtle Beach, SC. Who’s in your family? I have two boys and a fiancé who’s basically a husband at this point. My youngest, Grayson, is five years old, and my oldest, Peyton, is seven years old. It’s hard managing two boys, but it’s manageable. What’s…

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Nastassia’s Story: I See Brightness in My Future

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Meet Nastassia, a mother of five and an immigrant from Jamaica who has been living in New York since 2009. What do you do? Right now I’m not working. I had an injury when I was pregnant with my last child, so I’m at home. My fiancé just started at a new job at a…

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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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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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