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The author, Elizabeth Aldrich, lives in Costa Rica.

I work for myself, save 50% of my income, and still have money left over to travel. Here’s how it breaks down.

I'm able to save about 50% of my $85,000 income this year because I control my three biggest expenses: housing, transportation, and food.

Apple’s iPhone 11 starts at $699 — and there’s a smarter way to buy it

Pre-orders for the iPhone 11 began on September 13 with options for trade-in, payment plans, and the iPhone Upgrade Program.
A zero-sum budget helps take advantage of credit card rewards like travel, without incurring any debt. The author is not pictured.

How to use a zero-sum budget, the strategy that gives every single dollar a specific job

What is a zero-sum budget? It requires you to "spend" every dollar you earn by treating savings and investments like any other bills.
If you buy things to just to impress your friends, you're probably spending too much.

7 signs you’re spending more money than you can afford

If you buy things to keep up with your friends, budget based on your pretax salary, or aren't saving anything, you're probably spending too much.
No matter how much you spend on groceries, it pays to use a cash-back credit card.

How to save money on groceries, no matter what you buy

You don't have to compromise quality, preference, or your own sanity to save money on groceries. Try a cash-back credit card or grocery delivery.

24 products people waste too much money on that you should stop buying immediately

Netflix and Spotify have all the movies and music you could want, so stop paying for cable.
The author is not pictured.

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.