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Secure your future: save, save, saveSecure your future: save, save, save

Sure you're making it by living paycheck to paycheck, but sometimes you wake up wondering, "What if?" -- What if I lose my job? What if I don't have enough money to retire? What if I get really sick? What if the car breaks down? Worry no more: Start saving for your future, now.

How much are you worth?
You can't evaluate what you will need if you don't know what you have.

5 dangerous savings attitudes
Is your attitude thwarting opportunities to save money? Capture your dreams of financial freedom with these tips for changing the way you view and handle your money.

'Super size' your savings
Savings yields are still in the tank, but don't let that slow you down. Check out these strategies for bumping up your earnings power.

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3 steps to building a cash reserve
With a little planning, it's not hard to set something aside for a rainy day.

Do you really need an emergency fund?
Yes. Here's why.
Plus: How to build an emergency fund

17 sneaky ways to save
Because you must save, do it any way you can.
Plus: Ten ways to save $50

Tools to use
Calculator: How much can I save in my 401(k)?
Calculator: Watch your savings grow with regular deposits

Illustrations by Brandy Kesl.


-- Posted: Dec. 30, 2004
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