60 Creative and Simple Ways to Save Money
Boost your savings with these tips and tricks.
Dori Zinn is a full-time freelance journalist based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She’s president of Blossomers Media, Inc., a web development and online media consulting company. Along with her work on debt.com, she’s been a longtime freelancer for Money Talks News — a personal and consumer finance website — and South Florida Gay News — the largest weekly LGBT newspaper in the South.
Zinn has written for a variety of other publications, including Huffington Post, The Week, Quartz, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Indulge, and realtor.com.
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They’ve saved, but not enough. And what they do have, they aren’t using wisely.
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Most overestimate their saving and planning efforts.
Workers are more burnt out than ever, and they aren’t doing what it takes to be more productive.
One-fourth don’t think they’ll ever be able to stop working.
No one has a crystal ball saying how much to save, but mapping out a plan helps.
Earning less and living longer makes retirement planning harder.
One way is to get pre-approved. Another way is to fly to Florida — really.
It’s hard to teach financial literacy to your kids when you don’t know much yourself.
People sign up for them without knowing what they are and pay for it later.
When you plan ahead and opt to travel during a different season, saving money on vacations isn’t that hard.
Companies lack the funding, staff, and know-how to protect your information — which makes you vulnerable to identity theft.
Protecting your personal information isn’t that hard, so why aren’t we doing it?
From covering healthcare costs to paying off debt, there are wiser ways to spend your tax refund than vacations and luxury buys.
If you aren’t teaching your kids about privacy online, their identity could be stolen.
More employees are missing work because of unpaid bills.
Late payments have the greatest impact on credit scores.
Flexibility is the biggest motivator for employees to stay or go.
Millennials and Gen Z are expecting an inheritance that probably isn’t coming.
The No. 1 reason people are saving isn’t retirement or a major purchase — it’s to go somewhere.
Students are sacrificing food to afford course materials.
It’s a seller’s market and buyers are struggling.
Younger people are doing really well at saving for long-term goals.
Parents tell kids to do as they say, not as they do when it comes to money.
They’re paying despite finding college costs more stressful than their mortgage payments.
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Student loan debt is crippling, but some states have it worse than others.
Nearly one-third of Americans say it’s too hard for them to save money due to high costs of living, including rent, food, and utilities. Most Americans didn’t save any money last year.
The most expensive schools in each state vary widely across the country.
The younger you are, the more likely you are to make saving your top New Year’s resolution.
Home values are up, rents are up, people are scared and many can’t afford to live where they are right now. The only people who have it good are retirees.
Average VantageScores say we’ve fully recovered from the recession.
Home prices are climbing so fast, your down payment will need to catch up.
Most metro areas have seen home values rise more than $10,000 in the last year.
Online shoppers showed up in record numbers,
Older people are easy victims to scammers, who are targeted more than other age groups.
This season is full of financial festivities, failures, and funnies.
And it’s only going to increase over the holidays.
Hawaii has 539 times more debt than Washington DC.
A lot of consumers are worried about getting hacked but we aren’t doing anything to protect ourselves.
Americans looking for deals aren’t pricing out final costs before buying.
More than half of young adults are planning to shop in-store this year but will be using their phones to search for deals.
Homes are closing faster, but rising costs are turning off a lot of would-be buyers.
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A lot of people started their shopping for the holidays before Nov. 1. One-third started before October.
One-third of Hispanic families have less than $500 in emergency savings and are less likely to pay off debt and save for retirement compared to the rest of the nation.
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