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The FIRE movement is largely a numbers game.

There are 3 main types of early retirement, and the only difference is how much you spend

LeanFIRE is when someone has saved up 25 times their annual expenses and lives on a "lean" budget, spending less than the average American.
It's a good time to be strategic about paying off debt.

4 things to do with your money now, while interest rates are low

To take advantage of the low Fed funds rate, now is a good time to consider consolidating credit-card debt and refinancing student loans.
Gen X is in worse financial shape than millennials when it comes to retirement.

Only half of Gen Xers have a retirement account, and that’s a catastrophe in the making

Americans tend to earn the most money from their late 30s to early 60s, making it a crucial period for socking away extra income for retirement.
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I bought my car in cash thanks to a savings strategy that took full advantage of my high-yield savings account

I'd have paid over $500 in interest over the life of a car loan. Instead, I earned over $350 by saving ahead in a high-yield savings account.
Financial planners and savers alike are obsessed with high-yield savings accounts.

6 smart ways to use high-yield savings accounts and earn up to 200 times more on your money, from people who do

Everyday people use high-yield savings accounts to keep track of separate savings goals, curb impulse spending, and grow their money safely.
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6 places I ‘hide’ money from myself to build wealth for the future

I'm moving my money to high-yield savings, a Roth IRA, and more places where it will grow and be too annoying to tap into just for a passing desire.
Financial planners say the best high-yield savings account is at Ally.

We asked financial planners for their favorite high-yield savings account, and almost everyone said the same thing

Business Insider asked financial planners for their favorite high-yield savings account. Most of them said the one at Ally, an online-only bank.
More than half of millennials don't have a retirement savings account.

12% of millennials have taken the first step toward saving for retirement — and stopped

In a new Insider and Morning Consult survey, 12% of millennials said they have a retirement savings account but don't contribute to it.

My wife and I once sold our clothes to survive between paychecks. 5 years later, we’re saving half of our $160,000 income.

Daniella Flores is a 30-year-old living near St. Louis, Missouri. Here, she breaks down how much she and her wife spend and save each month.
Sean, who goes by "The Money Wizard," has never stuck to a budget. (He is not pictured.)

I saved over $300,000 in my 20s. Here’s the single best piece of advice I can give you about money.

You and every single dollar you've ever saved are all working together towards making the dream of financial freedom a reality.