Posts by Audrey Gyr

Wendy: Why I Give

“I support SaverLife because it actually motivates people to save, get on a budget, and live within their means. They might not see the benefits immediately, but they will over the long run – whether it’s for a home or for an emergency fund.” – Wendy Wendy, a civil litigation lawyer who lives and works…

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A Story About Mike

Like most EARN Savers, Mike Carpio is working hard towards big dreams. Mike started working in high school at a Levi Strauss store in Las Vegas. Even though he’s worked his way up to Retail Services Supervisor, his long term goal is to become a physical therapist. As the son of hardworking immigrant parents, Mike…

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How to Set a Budget and Stick to It (video)

Whether it’s something you need or something you want, creating a budget can help you keep your spending in line so you can reach your financial goals. Audrey GyrAudrey is the Development Manager at EARN. She is responsible for maintaining and growing EARN’s foundation, corporate, and government funding streams.

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Get an A+ on Back-to-School Savings (infographic)

Aug 14, 2014 / By Mint.com Ready to fill this year’s backpack with all new school supplies? Check out how much the average American spends on back-to-school and get an A+ on your spending by following these easy savings tips!  Audrey GyrAudrey is the Development Manager at EARN. She is responsible for maintaining and growing EARN’s foundation,…

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How to Build an Emergency Fund

By Spencer Tierney You can trust that we maintain strict editorial integrity in our writing and assessments; however, we receive compensation when you click on links to products from our partners and get approved. Here’s how we make money. Everyone needs to save for the unexpected. When you have nothing in reserve, anything unexpected becomes…

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Why You Need an Emergency Fund

By Christopher Allen Learn more about Christopher on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor It tends to be last on the list of financial priorities, but an emergency fund — money set aside for unexpected expenses such as medical costs, surprise home or car repairs, travel, or job loss — can considerably improve your overall financial situation. The amount needed in…

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How to Turn Big Dreams Into Financial Goals

By Anna Sergunina Learn more about Anna on NerdWallet’s Ask An Advisor A dream without a plan is just a wish. To make sure you can achieve the big dreams and desires you have in life, it’s important to turn them into attainable financial goals. Then you must prioritize your goals and consistently track your progress…

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How to Budget When You Have Seasonal Income

Rewarding careers don’t always come with a steady paycheck. For people who work in agriculture, construction, tax preparation, entertainment, landscaping or other types of freelance and seasonal businesses, income may vary wildly depending on the time of year. This uneven cash flow makes budgeting especially challenging, but it’s by no means impossible. Here’s how to…

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