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Cutting back on small expenses won't save you the most money, but controlling your biggest expenses might.

A self-made millionaire who retired at 30 says budgeting is like dieting, and there’s a reason neither feels effective

Grant Sabatier likens budgets to dieting — the more guilt you feel, the less you stick with it because it becomes a point of anxiety and stress.
Ally Bank was rated best bank for millennials and best online bank by Kiplinger.

Here’s exactly how much more you’ll save in a high-yield savings account versus a checking account

Saving money in a high-yield savings account rather than traditional checking account earns a small amount of interest, which compounds and grows.
You're missing out if you don't automate your savings. The author is pictured.

I doubled my savings in 2018 and it took only 5 minutes of effort

My savings doubled in 2018, no thanks to some form of personal-finance wizardry: I set up automatic savings and kept it at a different bank.
It can be just as smart to spend $50 as it is to save it.

4 smart things to do with an extra $50, according to financial planners

$50 may not seem like it a lot, but it can go a long way if used wisely. Here's what financial planners advise.

7 of the smartest pieces of advice about saving money from early retirees in 2018

We rounded up some of the best saving tips early retirees shared in 2018. Their wisdom doesn't just apply to other hopeful early retirees.
You can build wealth in three simple steps.

An early retiree who interviewed 100 millionaires discovered nearly all of them got rich using the same 3-step strategy

It doesn't take a lucky big risk or an inheritance to become a millionaire. You need to earn big, save, and invest to build wealth.
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.
Tracking your net worth and setting goals are key to achieving early retirement.

Early retirees use an essential tool to build wealth, but obsessing over it can backfire

Saving for early retirement can be done with a simple habit, according to early retirees: Tracking your net worth and setting goals.
Chris Reining.

I retired at 37 as a self-made millionaire, and I can tell you 99% of the advice you hear on getting rich can be boiled down into 2 rules

Before Chris Reining retired as a self-made millionaire, he used to be overwhelmed by the process of building wealth. Two rules helped him break free.
It's a flexible — and tax-free — college savings plan.

There’s a smart way to save for college, and it looks like American families are finally catching on

You won't have to pay taxes on the investment return on your college savings if you use a 529 plan.