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After years of saving money, I did the math to figure out what my time is worth and learned there’s a smarter way to spend

Paying for a house cleaner started to change the way she thinks about outsourcing tasks, and how it can be worth spending money to save time.
Giving up coffee isn't the key to saving more money.

Forget coffee and avocado toast — most people blow nearly 40% of their money in the same place

To save more money, you have to cut back in the areas where you're spending the most.
People in Seattle spend the most on food annually.

What average Americans spend in a year in 22 major cities

Americans spend the bulk of their money on housing, food, and transportation. Here's what it looks like in different US cities.
Ignore these money tips and you'll regret it.

13 pieces of money advice you can’t afford to ignore

The best money advice is often the simplest. Here are tips from financial planners and bestselling authors that you can't afford to ignore.
Stuff doesn't make people wealthy — money does. And it's not the same thing.

After 10 years as a financial planner, I’ve realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

As a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances ... and I've realized many "wealthy" people aren't.
A zero-sum budget helps take advantage of credit card rewards like travel, without incurring any debt. The author is not pictured.

I put everything I can on a credit card without any debt, thanks to a smart monthly strategy that keeps me in the green

For the zero-sum budget to work, they track their spending, pay off their cards multiple times a month, and keep an emergency fund.
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Even though I earn more now than I ever have, I use 5 strategies to keep from falling into a common spending trap

Spending more as you earn more is called lifestyle inflation, and it's a common spending trap that can stand in the way of building wealth.
You probably have better things to do than stress about your money.

5 things to do now so you don’t have to think about money

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are stressed about money. But ignoring it won't help. The best way to reduce your money-related stress is to face it.
If you live above your means, you won't get rich.

9 red flags you’re not building wealth, and how to fix it

You're probably not on the path to wealth if you live above your means or if you haven't started investing. Here's how to change that.
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.