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The 6 biggest money mistakes in my 20s taught me the spending lessons I live by in my 30s

Who among us emerged from their 20s without a single mistake made? Not many. These 6 mistakes are life lessons we can all live by.
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I dreaded starting a budget because I thought it was all about cutting back on things you love, but it turns out I was completely wrong

Your budget is meant to serve your lifestyle, not to restrict it. It's all in the way you set it up.
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I saved almost $2,000 just by tracking my money on a spreadsheet

All it took was a homemade Google spreadsheet to cut out $1,911 worth of unnecessary expenses in one year.
DVDs are almost obsolete — and there's a big reason why.

24 products people waste too much money on that you should stop buying immediately

Netflix and Spotify have all the movies and music you could want, so stop paying for cable.
The state you live in may affect how much you spend on groceries every year.

Here’s what the average person spends on groceries annually in every state

Find out how much the average person spends on groceries annually in your state — the answer may surprise you.
Millennials prefer to spend money on experiences, which can boost happiness in several ways.

Millennials would rather spend money on experiences than on things. There are 4 reasons why that’s a smart money move, according to a financial ...

Experience-seeking millennials may be on to something. Spending money on experiences creates a substantial payoff, says Jean Chatzky.

18 products people waste too much money on that you should stop buying immediately

Netflix and Spotify have all the movies and music you could want, so stop paying for cable.
Big salary. Basic life.

Here’s how a 24-year-old hedge fund associate in London spends her $325,000 a year income

A week in the life of a New York expat at a London hedge fund with a base salary of $125,000 and a $200,000 bonus.
Men spend more on Valentine's Day than women.

Here’s how much people spend on Valentine’s Day on average

INSIDER Data asked people how much they're planning to spend on Valentine's Day. From $62 to $82, here's what they said.
Are millennials rich or poor?

Millennials have been called the ‘brokest’ and the ‘richest’ generation, and experts say both of those are true

Economic conditions have put millennials financially behind previous generations at their age, but they might fare better in the long run.