When you start making money, the last thing you probably want to do is save it — despite having probably been told at some point or another that saving is important.

Even if you’ve been making money for a while, there just may not be “enough room” in the monthly budget for savings. So a lot of people put it off, thinking they can always “save later.”

But that’s a very dangerous mindset to have — and the sooner you figure that out, the less damage it can cause.

Saving money is just about being smart – and while it may require some changes, changing a few things about the way you live now can drastically improve the way you live later. And change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because some day, you will want more than what a wasteful spending routine has to offer.

In the real world, there is no “perfect” time for anything and no one ever really “figures their life out.” If you want something, you just have to start taking steps to make it happen. Because you know what, no one else is going to do it for you.

The ultimate goal of saving money is financial freedom — the ability to make your own decisions when you want to make them, without having to rely on someone or something else.

Money may not be able to buy you happiness, but it can buy you freedom. And that’s just as powerful as anything else in this life.

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Emergency savings: Why you need it & how to start building your funds

If an unexpected expense came up, how would you pay for it? If the answer is not “with cash,” then you need to listen up!

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Saving 101: How to get started

Saving money is just about being smart! It may require some changes, but a few adjustments can drastically improve the way you live both now and down the road. 

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9 ways to find free money in your name!

If you’re finally ready to get your finances back on track, why not kickstart the process with free money? Check out this list of ways to find missing money in your name!