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Saving money is easier than you thought.

12 clever ways to save money every day, according to financial experts

Here are 12 unusual ways you can save money every day, including removing stored credit card numbers and implementing a 48-hour rule for spending.
Being smart with your money doesn't necessarily mean choosing the cheapest option in every situation.

6 expensive things that are totally worth the money

Money well-spent means that you’ve derived some value out of your purchase, but that doesn’t always signify a low cost.

Empower, a freemium personal finance app, helped me identify $4,500 in hidden savings opportunities that I wasn’t taking advantage of

The company empowers people to take control of their financial lives by making money management as convenient and least intimidating as possible, so you can look your finances in the eye without wanting to run away.
The author's husband packs her lunch full of fresh produce.

I saved over $1,500 this year brown-bagging my lunch, but the benefits go beyond money

A woman in Connecticut saved $1,500 this year bringing her lunch to work, but she still buys on Fridays so she can socialize with coworkers.
Many millionaires don't have budgets.

A self-made millionaire who interviewed 100 other millionaires found there’s a surprising habit many have in common

John of ESI Money spent the past few years interviewing millionaires only to find one common trend: Millionaires don't budget.
Just as you may go to friends for advice after a fight with your partner, you may also seek out money advice from those around you.

8 people share the best money advice they’ve ever received

Money advice from those you trust can guide you towards your goals. Some of the best money advice can come from an expert or someone who has reached an important financial milestone. Here, seven people share the best money advice they have received, and how it changed their lives.
How much people have in their savings accounts varies drastically from person to person.

10 people reveal how much they have in savings, and how they got there

Savings accounts are crucial to reaching important financial milestones and protecting yourself from an unexpected job loss or other emergencies. Different savings methods work for different people. Here, 10 people reveal how much money they have in savings, and how they did it.
John retired in August 2016 at the age of 52.

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here’s what a week of my spending looks like

John, aka ESI Money, was a business executive for 28 years before he retired at age 52 with a $3 million net worth. For Business Insider's "Real Money" series, John shares his weekly spending in early retirement.
The right time to open a savings account is now.

How to start saving money today, even if you think you have nothing to spare

If you're considering opening a savings account, there is no better time than right now, according to financial planners. Whether you're saving for an emergency or planning the ultimate vacation, keeping your money in a secure place should be a priority.
Sometimes we waste money on things we don’t need without even realizing.

5 things you may be wasting your money on

Sometimes we waste money on things we don’t need without even realizing it. It can be difficult to spot things that waste cash because an item's affordability is subjective based on your situation and personal preferences. Here are five things that could be a waste of your money.