Saving MORE MONEY

Saving money is the key to that thing you want to do, whether it's buying a house or taking a year off work to travel. Here's how to save more money, no matter what your current income is.

If you want to save more money, you’re in the right place.

After spending almost four years writing about money—mostly with the goal of figuring out how I was going to save enough to do the things I wanted to do, like save a five-figure down payment for a house or save up for a wedding—I’ve read pretty much everything out there about savings tips, and tried just about every tool pitched to help you save more of your hard-earned cash. Here are the best tools and tips out there to help you save more and hit your goals ASAP.

 

Best tools to save more money

Online savings accounts that pay 2.3% interest with an easy-to-use interface, unlimited Interac e-transfers, and custom goal setting.

A prepaid Visa card with built-in features to help you save more automatically. Earn an extra 1% cashback for 90 days with code HALFBANKED.

Get cashback on the online purchases you're going to make anyways, at companies like Amazon, Sephora, lululemon, Lowes—and many more.

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