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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.

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

Saving money is easier said than done, but these guidelines can help you track your progress.

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 8 best pieces of saving advice from real people who banked a fortune

Simple saving strategies to help you build your wealth.

A woman who retired at 28 with $2 million in the bank explains how she saved 70% of her income in New York City

By saving, investing, and living frugally, JP Livingston was able to retire at 28.

12 small lifestyle habits you can adopt to save more money

These every day lifestyle changes can help you save hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars a year.