What is an Opportunity Cost?

Opportunity cost is an economics concept with huge implications in every aspect of our lives. To put it simply, when you say “yes” to one thing, you are saying “no” to another. Opportunity Cost in the Real World Let’s try an example. Say your goal is to build healthier habits by exercising every day. When…

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What is Lifestyle Inflation?

Have you noticed that even when your income increases, it can feel like you still don’t have more money leftover at the end of the month? That’s because often, when our income increases, our expenses do too. This is a very real phenomenon called lifestyle inflation that can sneak up on us despite our best…

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Teaching Your Kids to Save Money

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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How to Negotiate a Raise

I always like to say that there are only three things you can do to change your financial situation: make more, spend less, or a combination of the two. But making more money can be easier said than done. It could mean finding a new job, gaining additional skills, or working more hours. Let’s dive…

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How to Find the Right Products for You

Hi, I’m Saundra Davis, financial coach here at SaverLife. Today we’re going to talk about how to find the right financial products and services for your situation. It is wonderful that we have so many financial products and services to choose from, but it can also be overwhelming. It can be very difficult to make a decision. There are many things that…

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How to Build an Insurance Plan to Protect What Matters Most

We all face risks every day, from driving a car to the ever-present risk of illness or natural disasters. Protecting yourself from these varied risks is a complex task. Consider a relatively simple risk: adopting a pet. Picture your newly adopted dog, maybe a little frazzled by his new environment. You’re out on a walk…

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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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Starting, Funding, and Growing Your Small Business

Many people hope someday to work for themselves and build a business from the ground up. If that sounds like you, regardless of what stage you are in the process, focus on your finances to increase your chances of success. Check out the tips below for a good place to get started. Planning Your Small…

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How to Make Good Financial Decisions

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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