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What Makes a Saver?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

As baby grows, we might turn back into fiendish savers – trying to get that retirement fund or college fund built up. But, in college, I spent my summer earnings – on clothes, on a used car and on school activities. I also saved – maxing out 401K contributions to build up the retirement funds.

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4 Financial Lessons Your Parents Forgot to Teach You

Saving Cents With Sense

percent unemployment rate among 18-29 year olds , being financially savvy is a skill that gets you much farther than those humanity electives you took in college. They also didn’t deal with a massive housing bubble or an economy that requires a college degree for many higher paying jobs. Car Buying. Tackle Student Loans.