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Money Matters: 5 Tips to Kickstart to Your Savings  

Posted On: Jun 25, 2018   |   Posted By: Essence

This article is part of Chase's 2018 SavingIt movement, where we are encouraging people to save money to help them reach their goals.
Saving money is often attached to key moments in life, like buying a home, starting a family, or planning a wedding. Or maybe it's a smaller goal, like taking a girls trip or starting an emergency fund.
We call these “dreams" and “goals" for a reason. They require hard work, drive, and yes, they cost money. And that, in turn, means saving.
“Saving" might sound simple. From my own experience, it's not. When I was growing up in Texas, paying the bills each month was a struggle, never mind putting aside extra money to do something with my girlfriends.
Having had that experience, saving became a critical part of my financial journey. I worked hard for it. When I got my first job out of college, I made sure to contribute the maximum amount to my 401k so that I started saving for the future.
But saving doesn't always mean investing or retirement. Just having extra cash can go a long...

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