As locals know, the cost of living in Seattle has continued to increase in recent years. More investors are having to seek help when trying to find the best shares to buy now in order to maintain their income, more families are having to get second jobs, and not as many people have savings. And with Tax Day right upon us, many have their personal finances top-of-mind. In an effort to help the community not lose sleep over topics like savings and debt, retailer Mattress Firm is hosting its “Under the Sheets: Let’s Talk Money” speaker series at WeWork in South Lake Union on Monday, April 23, 2018. Hopefully, this event will help residents in the area relax as they discuss ways to financially budget. Of course, there are things that need to be budgeted for, such as household bills. We have to pay them, otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to power our homes. However, we can save money by switching utility suppliers and checking out some of the other deals available from other companies. First Choice Power, and other electricity providers similar, seem to have some reasonable plans available for homeowners. Perhaps it’s worth getting in contact with some utility providers to see if you can negotiate your electricity plans down slightly, saving you some money. Helpful tips like that will be available throughout the event.

The “Under the Sheets” panel will feature local experts to speak on topics like making the most of your finances by using services like those you can find right here, supercharging your savings, stretching your dollar when shopping, traveling and more. Additionally, attendees can ask experts their own questions through an audience Q&A and mingling hour. The lineup includes:

Stacey Black, financial educator at BECU
Portia Smith, lifestyle and travel blogger at Obsessed by Portia
James Champa, district manager at Mattress Firm
Stacia Weishaar, sales manager at Homestreet Bank

Portia Smith (Photo Credit: Obsessed by Portia)

Grocery Outlet will provide sips + snacks, and Mattress Firm will also feature a B ‘n’ B lounge (Budgeting in Bed), where attendees can learn how to upgrade their bedroom without breaking the bank.

Monday, April 23, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WeWork South Lake Union
500 Yale Ave North
Seattle WA 98109

Attendees can RSVP for free here.

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