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Why Is It So Hard To Save Money?

I've never been a great saver. I don't know about you, but I think it's really tough to save when you're a self-sufficient person. Most of us don't make a ton of money right out of college (or 5 years later), and ironically we're expected to live in the real world without a financial safety net. (Unless you have parents who help you out, in which case, you're in for a world of hurt.) Although I've never been in serious debt (I've never had a credit card), I still don't have much to show in the way of savings. And by "much to show" I mean I don't even have a savings account. I know, it's bad. This infographic is yet another reminder of how easy it is to save and how much it would have helped me when I bought my house. Yes, I've gotten by pretty well for myself, but I do feel like I effed myself in the finance department because (much to my chagrin) I can't afford to do everything on my bucket list. Like travel out of the country once a year like my friends seem to do. Ugh. Perhaps this infographic will help you put your finances into perspective (assuming you suck at saving too) and get the wheels turning about how great/easy/pain-free it is to save money. Sure, you'll have to give up a small indulgence in the short-term, but then you get to earn a big indulgence in the long-term. Life's about pluses and minuses. We all know we should save money, so why is it so tough? photo credit  
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