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What Makes a Saver?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

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. As a young mom, I saved like mad – going to garage sales, thrift stores and accepting hand me downs on toys and clothing.

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4 Financial Lessons Your Parents Forgot to Teach You

Saving Cents With Sense

This is especially important if you get a 401K match from your employer, as that’s free money. Car Buying. If you live outside of a major metropolitan area, chances are you need a car. Cars represent a significant chunk of your budget, with car payments, repairs, maintenance, insurance, and gas.