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Saving money can be as simple as 1, 2, 3, as you'll see in these 5 quick and easy approaches to managing your personal finances.

1. Reduce the Amount of Times You Go Out to Eat

Going out to eat often can put a major crunch on your budget. By simply cooking a few meals at home, you can save a significant amount of money on a monthly basis and eat healthier.

How to Save Money by Cooking at Home

2. Make Some Income from Your Money

Make your money do a bit of work for you by opening an account at your local bank and earning interest. The balance in your savings account earns interest because the bank uses your money to fund loans to other people. In other words, the bank pays you to use your money

Growing Your Money in Bank Savings Accounts

3. Don’t Be Wasteful in the Kitchen

Wasting food adds up to wasting money. Here’s a list of easy ideas to help cut the cost of family meals — and save money in the kitchen.

How to Save Money in the Kitchen

4. Save Money on Your Banking Fees

Banking fees can be one of the more frustrating aspects of managing your finances. Although the fees you pay to your bank may never go away entirely, a little knowledge and some proper planning can help you to reduce your fees dramatically.

How to Save Money on Your Banking Fees

5. Save on Gas by Taking Care of Your Car Tires

Taking care of your car’s tires can pay off handsomely by increasing your tires’ longevity, handling, and performance, as well as providing you with a more comfortable ride and better gas mileage.

How to Save Money by Taking Care of Your Car’s Tires

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Paul Edwards is an award-winning coauthor of 17 books with more than 2 million books in print. He has also has cohosted radio and TV shows. Sarah Edwards is an award-winning coauthor of 17 books with more than 2 million books in print. She also has cohosted radio and TV shows. Peter Economy is a best-selling business author, ghostwriter, development editor, and publishing consultant with more than 100 books, including several Dummies books, to his credit.

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