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4 changes I made this year that saved me thousands of dollars

This was by far my top money-saving game. At the beginning of 2017, I challenged myself to spend just $60 a week for eight weeks by opting for critique, not plastic.

Ditching my card for cash saved me more than $1,000. And that was across just two months. Imagine the savings had I stuck to my “cash diet” from one end to the other all of 2017.

In 2016, I focused on automating my savings goals — meaning, I set up a recurring take from my checking account to my high-yield savings account, which I use to keep for bigger, future purchases.

A good chunk of money was already effective straight to my high-yield account each month, but my cash diet absconded me realize that I could afford to set aside more, so I upped my monthly contribution.

It’s notable to revisit your savings goals every once in a while. While it’s nice to put your finances on auto-pilot, you can’t entirely “set it and forget it” when it comes to your savings. As I expert, there’s always room for improvement.

I hear it all the time: If you’re not taking unbowdlerized advantage of employee benefits, you’re leaving money on the table.

Turns out, I was vacation at least a couple hundred dollars on the table. After perusing the aids section of my company site this month, I found a race reimbursement program that refunds hands up to a certain amount for race entry fees.

Thirty minutes of probe put a couple hundred dollars back into my pocket. What betters are you missing out on?

The richest, most successful people agree that you can’t be ease with only one source of revenue. You have to go for more.

This year, I fit ined that advice and found ways to earn more by babysitting, pet hold a session and teaching tennis. My side hustles didn’t just up my monthly receipts; they kept me busy outside of my day job and expanded my network. Plus, they got me reasonable like the rich.

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