Stories

January 28, 2022
How Winning the Tax Time Story Contest Gave Derkisha the Confidence to Pursue Her Dreams

Since winning the contest in 2019, Derkisha has enrolled in college and is saving to buy a home. When Derkisha submitted an entry to SaverLife’s Tax Time Story Contest in 2019, she didn’t think much of it.  “I’d never won anything,” the mother of five explained. Derkisha was floored when the SaverLife team traveled to…

December 17, 2021
Meet Michelle: A Nurse Using SaverLife to Teach Her Kids About the Importance of Savings

When the pandemic hit, Michelle relied on SaverLife to help her stay financially secure. Michelle heard about SaverLife three years ago at work. She became a member and completed her first Race to $100, but resources and articles kept her coming back for more.  Michelle is dedicated to teaching her kids—aged 19, 21, and 23—about…

October 21, 2021
Emmanuel’s Story: A North Carolina Dad Invests in His Family’s Future

Meet Emmanuel, an Applications Analyst at a hospital. He used stimulus payments and savings to pay off debt during the pandemic. Earlier in life, Emmanuel wasn’t “the best with money.” He didn’t learn about money management when he was growing up and accrued significant credit card debt in his twenties.   The pandemic has been a…

September 03, 2021
Shari’s Story: A Mother and Writer Taking Control of Her Family’s Financial Future

Meet Shari, a mother in southern California using SaverLife to help her pay down debt while launching her freelance career. Shari graduated from USC, had a daughter, and launched her career in the midst of the pandemic.  “I never knew childbirth wa...

December 02, 2021
Meet Nichole: A Pennsylvania Mom Using the Child Tax Credit to Pay Off Debt and Build Savings

Struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic, Nichole used SaverLife to rebuild her family’s finances.  Like many people, the pandemic brought Nichole to the financial brink. Despite working full-time, she struggled to pay her bills, especially wi...