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You can use rewards such as Amex points to book first-class flights on Emirates and other airlines.

Intimidated by points and miles? Here are 8 steps for beginners looking to earn travel rewards

If you're looking to start saving money with points and miles this year, here are some tips to help you begin.
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The 5 money lessons I taught my teenage daughter that helped her save $10,000

I didn't want my teenage daughter to make the same money mistakes I did, and in just two summers, she's been able to save enough to buy herself a car.
Giving up coffee isn't the key to saving more money.

Forget coffee and avocado toast — most people blow nearly 40% of their money in the same place

To save more money, you have to cut back in the areas where you're spending the most.
The average American saves 3.5% after taxes and expenses.

Here’s how much money you should have saved at every age

Saving money is easier said than done, but these guidelines can help you track your progress.
Brandon Copeland of the NFL's New York Jets teaches a financial-literacy class at Wharton.

An NFL player who teaches a UPenn class called ‘Life 101’ says saving money isn’t about how much you make — it’s about h...

New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland offers his saving tips. Saving money is all about how much you're spending, the NFL player said.
New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland, who teaches a financial-literacy class at Wharton, saves nearly all of his salary.

An NFL player who saves almost all his salary and teaches a UPenn class called ‘Life 101’ shares his best money advice, and it’s sur...

NFL player Brandon Copeland of the New York Jets, who teaches a UPenn class and saves nearly all his salary, advises others to track their spending.

How automated saving and investing really works — and why more of us should be doing it

When you automate contributions to your savings, investment, or retirement accounts, you're able to put away money from each paycheck with virtually no ongoing effort.
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.
You don't have to spend a fortune on your work clothes.

Here’s exactly how much money you should spend on your work wardrobe

Figuring out how to budget your clothes spending can be tricky. How much you should spend on clothes depends on how much you make, but you ought to spend a little more if you're creating a totally new work wardrobe.