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Traditional savings accounts are now paying so little interest that you might want to consider these lesser-known options that pay higher interest without sacrificing liquidity.
Maybe, maybe not. It all depends on how engaged you are with your finances.
There are methods you can use to spend less and save more that won't seem like a hardship or burden.
Developing a strategic plan for major expenditures is about as unconventional as driving a stick shift -- and it's an equally valuable skill to have.
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