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Values and Sacrifice, with Jeremy Savlov


In this episode of Money Tales, our guest is Jeremy Savlov. Jeremy is a young, goals-driven professional.  An important objective of his is to buy a home. To achieve this desire sooner, Jeremy decided to live with his parents to save money on expensive rent. By living in the suburbs, he’s intentionally sacrificing some of his social life, and rather than splurge in his twenties, he’s focused on saving money for his very own home. As Jeremy shares, it’s very hard to think ahead and do something for your future self when your current self is a little bored or frustrated.

From a young age, Jeremy was very outgoing and curious. As he grew up, his parents supported him to explore and develop his values. Starting at age 13, he tried out different jobs including working at a restaurant, babysitting, and volunteering as a summer camp counselor for homeless preschoolers. Throughout high school he played soccer and track competitively. From these and other experiences, Jeremy developed his core values: effective communication, compassion, integrity, respect, curiosity/open mindedness, self-improvement, and humor.

Jeremy attended Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ where he continued to compete in track and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering in May 2021. While at Stevens, Jeremy took on three engineering-related cooperative work experiences: Con Edison (public utility), New Line Structures (construction management), Amazon (operational efficiency). Since graduating, Jeremy works as a Consultant Engineer for FM Global, a worldwide property insurance carrier. He consults with clients to assess and help them understand a variety of hazards that may pose a threat to both their physical facilities and the continuity of their business operations. He also collaborates with clients to find cost-effective solutions to mitigate these risks.

In mid-2021, Jeremy began volunteering for his hometown fire department in Monmouth Junction, NJ. This was something Jeremy wanted to pursue at a younger age, but he never had time to attend the fire academy while in college. The knowledge he gains from being a volunteer firefighter overlaps with and improves his understanding of assessing risk with clients he works with at FM Global, and vice versa.

Jeremy believes the values he has prioritized will help him to continuously grow professionally and personally throughout his life. Jeremy loves seeking new experiences which enable him to ask questions, learn and apply his new knowledge to other parts of his life.

In his free time, Jeremy enjoys playing soccer, riding his motorcycle and setting aside quality time to spend with family and friends.

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