News & Happenings

COVID-19: An Update from our Director, Molly O’Donnell

Hi all, I hope this finds you well and safely at home with your loved ones. These are very strange times we are living through! Here at Save First our thoughts, prayers and well wishes are with every one of you. To you our clients we want you to know that we are here to serve...

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Client Story: Butterfly | Parvenah

Parvaneh Chavoshi Kivi originally arrived in Portland, Oregon from Tehran, Iran in April 2017 through Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement program. Upon her arrival, Parvaneh hit the ground running, building her English skills and working to support her two children, while building a...

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RE:Conference 2019

Last week, Save First's own asset building specialist, Randy Lucas, attended the 2019 RE:Conference hosted by Neighborhood...

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Catholic Charities Sees Success with Save First Financial Program

In 2010, Providence Health asked Catholic Charities to help manage an emergency assistance fund for its employees. Catholic Charities’ employee Molly O’Donnell helped manage the fund, which was allocated to Providence employees when they faced an emergency financial need. O’Donnell...

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The 4 Walls of Personal Finance

Protecting Your 4 Walls: With so many strategies for “fixing” our finances, the “4 walls approach” keep us focused on what’s important. HOUSING Whether you rent or own, housing takes a big chunk of your income. Making sure that you allocate...

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The Save First Blog

This is a financial blog designed to help you meet your financial goals. Our team of financial educators, counselors, and coaches discuss relevant topics for everyday financial matters.