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6 Fascinating Mind Tricks That Help You Save Money

Putting money aside seems pretty straightforward. But seeing as the average personal-savings rate is just 5.7 percent (compared to 11 percent two decades ago), it’s definitely easier said than done. “We like to think of ourselves as rational when...

7 Times in Your Life That You’ll be Glad You Saved

Have You Saved Enough? While everyone — at least in this corner of the Internet — knows they are supposed to have money tucked away for expenses, emergencies, and retirement, many of us aren’t actually doing it. That’s especially true among women....

25 of the Most Powerful Quotes on Saving

The issues of money management are timeless -- particularly the struggle to keep on top of costs and ensure you’re funneling money back into savings. From Benjamin Franklin to Beyoncé, the most notable people of past and present have ruminated on...

Want to Save More? There’s an App for That

How’s your bank balance? Could be better? You’re not alone. Only one in four Americans surveyed by Bankrate.com in June 2014 said they had an adequate emergency fund (that’s at least enough savings to cover six months of expenses in a crisis such...

8 Excuses for Not Saving Money — Debunked

After two decades of personal finance reporting, I’ve heard every excuse in the book for not saving money. That said, none of them really hold up — at least over the long term. Here are eight excuses I hear all the time, why you’re likely saying...

6 Simple Ways to Save More

It’s no surprise that Americans are not particularly good at saving money. Even after the financial crisis of 2008, the savings rate only went up to about 5.5 percent, and it was back down to 2.6 percent by 2013, according to Sheldon Garon, a...

Which Expenses Are Worth Sharing?

Type “sharing economy” into Google and you’ll find two things: First, people can’t agree on a definition. Second, ‘sharing’ isn’t really about sharing at all, it’s more about money — both making it and saving it. Does your car sit in your driveway...

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Save Money

If you’re active on social media, you’re constantly presented with opportunities to save, whether you've signed up for them or not. If you’re not careful, the exposure to deals and discounts — particularly those with rapidly closing windows — can...

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