Research

January 12, 2021
Credit Usage Steadily Increases

2020 ended with the nationwide median credit card balance 56% higher than it was at this time a year ago. Fortunately, additional unemployment benefits will begin this week for some states and may help decrease how much people are using credit. However, many people are still hoping for more financial assistance. Here are a few…

December 16, 2020
SaverLife members tell it like it is…

SaverLife members have been weighing in on how they feel about saving, budgeting, debt, and spending. Here are their responses: How SaverLife members feel about their money overall. If you’re not feeling that great about your money, here are some resources just for you: Three Calming Strategies for Managing Money Anxiety How to talk about…

November 17, 2020
You may be eligible for a stimulus check

[Updated as of October 2020] If you typically don’t file taxes, you have until November 21st, 2020 to fill out the IRS Non-Filer form in order to be sent your stimulus check. About 12 million Americans are still eligible to receive this $1,200 economic impact payment. For the past month, we’ve been asking SaverLife members…

November 10, 2020
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...

November 24, 2020
How Much Money Members Are Saving Today

More SaverLife members are saving $100 per month Despite how unpredictable 2020 has been, with many folks facing unemployment and caring for family members with little to no financial support, SaverLife members are continuing to save money. Against...