Update: Can you save $2,000 in taxes next year?

Updated for the finalized tax bill!

I know, I know. taxes are probably the last thing you want to talk about. I can't really disagree with you. Unfortunately, taxes are something you will need to worry about for the rest of your life. So on that depressing note, let's learn something that will be useful to you year after year.

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How to build a budget and why you should care

Creating a budget is a tried-and-true method of making sure you are living within your means and still have some cash left over for savings. Now look—I'm not saying you need to stop eating out and start eating the same thing every single day—or stop going out to bars and start making your own homebrew (although that could be a fun hobby). But I am saying that you should have a good idea of how much you spend on everything in your life—and structure it so that you are in control of your budget, instead of the other way around.

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