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How to create a budget that works for you

Re-energize your finances
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By Jean Chatzky

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Re-energize your finances

You've heard of it, and some of you have even tried it -- detoxifying or cleansing your body by going on a strict diet for a few days, drinking only juices or ingesting herbs.

Some people swear by these treatments that promise to help us lose weight. Some folks even say they feel re-energized and fresh after going through such a regimen. But have you tried to detoxify your budget, getting rid of all the bad stuff that weighs you down financially and prevents you from achieving your financial goals?

Here's what experts say about how to detoxify your budget and put your money to work for you.

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