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Don't let a paycheck that isn't as big as you'd like keep you from starting or building the nest egg you'll need later. Here's how to stretch the dollars.
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.
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