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Cut expenses by 10 percent!Cut your expenses by 10 percent

Where does all the money go? You write up your expenses and subtract them from your income and it seems like you should have so much extra -- but you don't. Stop watching your money trickle away. Cut your expenses by 10 percent.

Prioritize your finances, step by step
Here's how to focus on your top money goals and achieve success more quickly.

Identify good debt vs. bad debt
Used right, debt can help you build wealth.

Create a family budget
Everybody who has money coming in and going out has an actual budget -- now put it in writing.

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Avoid these top 10 causes of debt
Knowledge is power. Knowing the top causes of debt can help you fight it.

Slash debt with the "payment push"
This step-by-step plan can systematically blast away your debts.

331 ways to save -- everyday!
Save more of your hard-earned money with these cost-cutting tips on everything from daily living costs to vacations to insurance.

Tools to use:
How bad is your debt?
Debt Pay-Down Adviser
Budgeting 101: A tool to start your budgeting process

Illustrations by Brandy Kesl.


-- Posted: Dec. 30, 2004
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