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13 Easy AF Ways To Save Money You Wish You'd Known Sooner

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1. Open a checking account that refunds ATM fees.

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Easily an extra $100 in your pocket at the end of the year.

2. Use lemon and toothpaste for everything.*

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Replace the need for a bunch of expensive products with the help of these two items. Here are just a few things the juice of a lemon can clean: spotty knives, the microwave, the blender, the bathtub, and even your conscience.** And with toothpaste, you can clear a zit, polish your headlights, and so much more.

*OK, just a lot a lot of things.

**It won't clean your conscience

3. Save your change.

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Keep it. Store it. Forget about it. Roll it. Bank it. After a couple of weeks, you'll roll $60 worth of change that you completely forgot about — which you can toss right into savings.

4. Speaking of savings...open a savings account with the highest interest rate.

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Make money while you save money.

5. Make a weekly budget...and then make your significant other promise to break up with you if you go over it.

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GO BIG OR GO BROKE.

6. USE. THAT. FREEZER.

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An easy way to waste money is buying food then accidentally letting it go bad because you waited 17 months to eat it. Turns out, food can be frozen and eaten weeks after you buy it. Months. Years, even! Just freeze everything.

7. Multiply your protein portions.

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When buying chicken breasts, fish, steak, etc., you can always cut them if they're huge and turn a few of them into many more of them.

8. Keep your tires well-inflated.

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You know what they say: "Well-inflated tires mean well-inflated bank accounts."*

Save fuel and improve gas mileage by filling them up to the recommended tire pressure.

*No one says this, but they should.

9. Put your money into an app that invests your money for you.

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Throw a chunk of money in there and watch. it. grow. Sure, it may have dips, but it's smarter than just letting your money sit in the bank. A good app? Betterment.

10. Eat before hitting up the movie theater.

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Or resort to the good ol' trick of stuffing your pants with chocolate bars — but, seriously, spending money at the cinema is PREPOSTEROUS!

11. Throw more parties; go out less.

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This one's obvious — no overpriced liquor to blow your money on, ordering some tacos is way cheaper than dining at any restaurant, and you don't even spend on a ride-hailing service. All you gotta focus your energy on is having a swell time. (ALSO: YOU CONTROL THE MUSIC.)

12. Shopping online? Get you that promo code.

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Whether you're buying pizza, an adult coloring book, or a lawn mower, there's a promo code to be unearthed in some corner of the internet. Here's a good site.

13. Learn to fix or do things yourself.

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Sorry for sounding like your mom. But every tutorial you'll ever need to fix or learn anything is on YouTube.

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