Stay on top of your budget, spending and debt with common-sense lessons from 11 savvy financial bloggers
Let the bank do the work
"After I paid off the last of my divorce-related debt, I decided to automate my savings. After all, if I didn't have access to it, I couldn't spend it. An online savings bank now takes a set amount from my checking account every month. I'm so excited to watch my savings grow that I look for other ways to boost the balance. I sometimes forgo an indulgence—do I really need to buy pizza when there are leftovers in the fridge?—and add that money to my savings. It adds up, and I no longer have to make excuses for why I'm having trouble saving money."
—Donna Freedman, donnafreedman.com