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Everyone in debt has at one time or another vowed to change their ways and start down the road to getting out from under.

But where to start?

It can be difficult, at times like this, to see the forest for all the trees standing in the way. The obvious can escape us.

But the first step is that obvious, if not that simple: Stop spending!

Now that you're on your way, continue reading to find more and better ways to keep more of what you earn, spend less, and get yourself financially sound.

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