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The A-Z of Saving Money-Ebook Launch and $250 Giveaway

This is a very special Monday. I’m happy to be promoting the launch of a new ebook about saving money. There are so many ways to save money in this book that it was titled “The A-Z of Saving Money.” There is a saving topic for every letter of the alphabet. Obviously if you are reading this, you are looking for ways to make your financial life better. Whether you’re just starting your quest for financial independence or if you are already part way in your journey, you know saving as much as you can on expenses gives you more money to use toward your goals and dreams. Glen from Monster Piggy Bank masterminded the idea of using financial bloggers to create this ebook. You don’t get the advice of only one person, you also get tips from great financial minds, including Glen, plus the writers who are behind these financial blogs.

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Savings Advice I Would Give to My Friends

As a reformed over spender, I now realize the value of having back up savings and being free of consumer debt. Without money set aside, I might be forced to use credit cards in an emergency. Sometimes the personal finance geek inside of me wants to shout the virtues of saving money from the rooftops. Because that isn’t an option (I’m really clumsy), I’ll have to resort to simply sharing savings advice I would give my friends. Get An Emergency Fund If saving six to eight months of emergency money sounds impossible, start small. Get an easy access savings account and make it a goal to save $100. Anyone can save $100. Some ways to do this could be to stop smoking, drinking, or gambling, stop getting manicures, don’t  go out to eat for a couple of months, take your lunch to work, or cancel your cable. If you can sit down and figure out where all of your money is going, there is probably something you can change to keep more in your pocket. After you have the first $100, aim for $500. Then, increase the amount until you have a number that lets you sleep well at night.

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