How To Save A Little Money In 2012

Could you benefit from saving a little money this year?  Silly question, right?  We could all stand to save a little.  How does $5000 sound?  Saving $5,000 may seem like a tall order. But when you review your finances piece by piece, you may be surprised by how fast things add up. This year, why not make a New Year’s resolution to meet that goal? Where are you now? Before you can begin to save, you need to understand what you’re really spending. “People who don’t know where their money is going aren’t really able to start saving it effectively,” says Tracy East, the director of outreach with the nonprofit Consumer Education Services. People tend to underestimate their spending, so East recommends keeping track of where your...

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