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                                               You could save a lot of money and even make some
                                               money, if you knew how to properly manage your
                                               personal finances. These tips should help you take
                                               control of your expenses,open the right kind of
                                               accounts or avoid getting in debt. You will need this
                                               knowledge at one point or another.

                                              Sell everything you can to generate more money to
                                              work your way out of debt. Do you have a non-
essential vehicle that could be sold to eliminate the monthly payment on it or, if you own it free
and clear, to generate money to pay other debts? How about jewelry or pricey electronics? Get
debt free!

If you're very good at paying your credit card bills on time, get a card that is affiliated with your
favorite airline or hotel. The miles or points you accumulate can save you a bundle in
transportation and accommodation costs. Most credit cards offer bonuses for certain purchases
as well, so always ask to gain the most points.

Get into a real savings habit. The hardest thing about savings is forming the habit of setting aside
money -- of paying yourself first. Rather than berate yourself each month when you use up all
your funds, be sneaky and set up an automatic deduction from your main bank account into a
savings account. Set it up so that you never even see the transaction happening, and before you
know it, you'll have the savings you need safely stashed away.

The envelope system is a tried and true budgeting technique that can work well for those who
have a hard time staying within their budget. Cash out your paycheck at each pay period and put
a predetermined amount of cash into each envelope for each line on your budget. You can then
only spend the cash that you have for each item. It prevents you from overspending as you have
a visual for what is left.

If one has a knack for painting they can develop it into a side job or even a career that can
support their entire personal finances if they desire. By advertising through newspapers, fliers,
word of mouth, online advertising, or any other means can build ones base of customers.
Painting can yield income for ones personal finances if they choose to utilize it.

Talk to an investment representative or financial planner. Even though you may not be rolling in
dough, or able to throw hundreds of dollars a month into an investment account, something is
better than nothing. Seek their advice on the best options for your savings and retirement, and
then start doing it today, even if it is only a few dollars a month.

Consider closing one of your higher interest credit cards and opening a credit line that has
rewards. This can help you gain things for free. Buy things on the credit card and make sure that
you pay off the balance every month to avoid interest charges racking up every month!

If you're opening up a savings account to put your emergency money, always look for a low-risk
account, like a high-yield account. Here's an oversimplification: The bank spends your money
and then pays it back with interest, but your money is also guaranteed to be there. It's a win-win

There are millions of deals out on the market; you just have to find them. Peruse the Internet and
newspapers for deals that will save you money on all kinds of things that you need. This will help
you to reduce your overall spending and will make you feel good about yourself too.

For many people, thinking clearly and consistently saving money is a major issue. It should be
mentioned, however, that once you get used to saving money, it is rather simple. It just takes
discipline and the right frame of mine. Get your mind right, and you will see, in no time, that you
are able to save money much easier.

If you have a good credit score, be careful about co-signing for someone, especially if they have
a bad score or are not likely to pay off their debt. Co-signing does not improve your own score in
any way and puts a lot of pressure on you. Do it if you are sure that the person you are co-signing
for can do the same for you.

Conserve energy as much as you can. This does not have to be difficult. Focus on easy things
like, turning off the lights when you go into a different room and shutting down your computer
when you are finished with it. If you have children, you can make saving energy into a game; see
who can be the first to remember to turn off the television or lights before bed. You can also turn
your children into "energy detectives" and have them identify when energy is being wasted. You
will be amazed at how much money you can save by making simple changes in your routine!

If you have extra money, put it in an online savings account. These accounts can earn you a lot of
interest, which can add up to a lot of money over time. Use an online savings account if you want
to make your money work for you to achieve your monetary goals.

Knowing how to manage your money could really have a huge impact on your life. If you know
how to make the right decisions, you could enjoy a better lifestyle and afford anything you want. If
you are in a touchy, financial situation, perhaps it is time for you to take things in your own hand
and manage your finances.

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