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I was too scared to invest during the last recession, but I won’t be making that mistake again

Back in 2008, the author was working as a cashier and was afraid to put any of her disposable income into the stock market.
The FIRE movement is largely a numbers game.

There are 3 main types of early retirement, and the only difference is how much you spend

LeanFIRE is when someone has saved up 25 times their annual expenses and lives on a "lean" budget, spending less than the average American.
It's a good time to be strategic about paying off debt.

4 things to do with your money now, while interest rates are low

To take advantage of the low Fed funds rate, now is a good time to consider consolidating credit-card debt and refinancing student loans.
Gen X is in worse financial shape than millennials when it comes to retirement.

Only half of Gen Xers have a retirement account, and that’s a catastrophe in the making

Americans tend to earn the most money from their late 30s to early 60s, making it a crucial period for socking away extra income for retirement.
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I bought my car in cash thanks to a savings strategy that took full advantage of my high-yield savings account

I'd have paid over $500 in interest over the life of a car loan. Instead, I earned over $350 by saving ahead in a high-yield savings account.
Financial planners and savers alike are obsessed with high-yield savings accounts.

6 smart ways to use high-yield savings accounts and earn up to 200 times more on your money, from people who do

Everyday people use high-yield savings accounts to keep track of separate savings goals, curb impulse spending, and grow their money safely.
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6 places I ‘hide’ money from myself to build wealth for the future

I'm moving my money to high-yield savings, a Roth IRA, and more places where it will grow and be too annoying to tap into just for a passing desire.
Financial planners say the best high-yield savings account is at Ally.

We asked financial planners for their favorite high-yield savings account, and almost everyone said the same thing

Business Insider asked financial planners for their favorite high-yield savings account. Most of them said the one at Ally, an online-only bank.
More than half of millennials don't have a retirement savings account.

12% of millennials have taken the first step toward saving for retirement — and stopped

In a new Insider and Morning Consult survey, 12% of millennials said they have a retirement savings account but don't contribute to it.

My wife and I once sold our clothes to survive between paychecks. 5 years later, we’re saving half of our $160,000 income.

Daniella Flores is a 30-year-old living near St. Louis, Missouri. Here, she breaks down how much she and her wife spend and save each month.