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Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Tips

Posted By | Raeann Boero

It’s Mental Health Awareness month; a time for reconnecting and reprioritizing self-care, healing, and wellness. As you consider what that means for you, here are a few Mental Health Tips to reflect on.

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Let's Talk: Talking to Kids About Money

Most of us were taught never to talk about politics, religion, or money. As a culture, this old-school mentality hasn’t been serving us very well (see modern social/political discourse). We need to talk about these things because they ARE complicated topics. Ideally, we are the ones role modeling for our children how to have these…

Catholic Sentinel: Making peace with the taxman

Save First Financial Wellness, a social enterprise of Catholic Charities of Oregon, provides financial wellness services including financial coaching, workshops, credit building, Rentwelll classes and more. Throughout the month, our team at Save First is sharing their expertise on various financial topics. Neal Mckeever, Assistant Director of Education at Save First, has several tips for…

The Best Things in Life Are Free: ​Free and Low-Cost Activities

Any parent of small children will tell you that the days are long, but the years are short. Now that my children are ten and thirteen, I can attest to this old adage. Where has the time gone? And, yet can I even remember my life before they entered it?

Money Saving Ideas

Happy Financial Literacy Month! With inflation at record levels and employee wages not keeping pace, many of us are attempting to make our dollars stretch as far as possible. Throughout the years, I am sure you have heard the phrase, “you get what you pay for”, however, oftentimes this is not true as many lower cost items…

Catholic Sentinel: Helping workers get from budget crisis to financial security

Save First Financial Wellness, a program of Catholic Charities, supports individuals facing financial instability. Through working with our financial coaches, participating in RentWell classes, credit support, and many other services, Save First helps individuals manage their money and build financial security. Read the article: https://catholicsentinel.org/Content/News/Local/Article/Helping-workers-get-from-budget-crisis-to-financial-security-/2/35/45270

Save First Financial Wellness: Client Success Story

In August 2021, a Zomi family purchased their first home – a 5-bedroom, 3-bath house in outer SE Portland.  The road to make this dream come true wasn’t easy. Working closely alongside our Catholic Charities of Oregon and Save First Financial Wellness teams, this family embarked on a 3-year-long, sometimes arduous, path that required careful…

Save First partners with employers to provide financial assistance to employees

Save First’s corporate partnership program has proven to better employees’ quality of life.