Your Budget’s Best Friend

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Maybe you’re a spreadsheet wonder woman, color-coding like there’s no tomorrow. Maybe you get queasy just glancing at your bank statement (ATM fees—gah).

No matter what, you’ll love our top five budgeting stories of 2011:

Yo-yos are a hoot, but a yo-yo budget will snarl your plans. Amanda fixed her problem by opening multiple checking accounts, ensuring she never over-spends again.

Financial infidelity plagues many couples—but it doesn’t have to. Here, three smart ways to rebuild your financial intimacy.

Want to pay down your credit-card debt with lightning speed? Just 50 extra bucks a month can make a big difference.

In the The Money Fix, Season 2, Stephanie—a domestic-violence survivor and newly single mom—inspired readers with her candid story and courageous plan.

We challenged you to wow us with your budgeting prowess, and you blew our minds. Behold our six favorite reader tips.

Budget your butt off. Which DailyWorth budgeting story helped you most this year?