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I opened a high-yield savings account at a separate bank to earn up to 200 times more on my money, and I liked it even more than I expected

I liked that my high-yield savings helped my money grow, and that keeping it in a separate bank made it less tempting to use for impulse purchases.
Sean, who goes by "The Money Wizard," has never stuck to a budget. (He is not pictured.)

5 ways to build wealth using a high-interest money market account, which pays up to 200 times more than the alternative

A money market account is a low-risk account with FDIC insurance, just like a savings account. It is not the same as a money market investment fund.
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The 4 worst money habits I managed to break by 30

By the time I turned 30, I managed to stick to a budget, pay off all my credit card debt, and put more money in savings than I ever thought I could.
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I pay about $13,000 a year in property tax and insurance, and I’ve found a high-yield savings account is the perfect tool to plan ahead

I opened a high-yield savings account specifically to save money for my payments over time and to act as my personal escrow service.
First-time homeowners are most at risk of overpaying on their house.

The biggest signs you’re overpaying on a house — and 5 ways to avoid it

First-time homebuyers are more likely to overpay on their house. Here are the warning signs to avoid overpaying.
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I’ve saved over $1,200 by lowering my recurring bills. Here’s the exact script I use to negotiate.

Twice a year, I call the companies that charge me recurring bills: car/renter's insurance, cell phone, and cable. And I look forward to it every time.
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Here’s the salary you’ll need if you want to afford a mortgage in 17 major US cities

Housing prices in the US are skyrocketing: Over the past two years, mortgage payments across US cities increased twice as much as incomes.
I considered opening a CD but ultimately decided to get a high-yield savings account from online bank Ally instead. The author is not pictured.

I thought I’d open a CD to save up my down payment, but after doing my research I chose an Ally high-yield savings account to earn 20 times more...

They weren't sure when they'd need the money and they wanted to keep contributing, so they chose a flexible Ally high-yield savings account over a CD.
There's no telling what you'll want or need money for later.

The best way to save money for the future, even if you don’t know what you’re saving for

You don't need a specific goal to save money for, says a financial planner. Put any extra cash in a brokerage account — you'll thank yourself later.
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I want my bank accounts to be fee-free, high-yield, and trustworthy — and my 3 favorites perfectly fit the bill

High-yield savings accounts from Charles Schwab, Ally, and Capital One have low fees, high interest rates, and trustworthy institutions behind them.