Chapter 13

Reducing Debt and Saving Money

In This Chapter:

   Taking control

   Using the Debt Reduction Planner

   Understanding Quicken’s automatic budget

   Working with your automatic budget

   Forecasting for your future

   Understanding why we save

   Saving strategically

   Using Savings Goals

The recent downturn in the economy has emphasized the importance of saving money and reducing debt. Budgeting and saving to prepare for life events is an important part of financial management. Savings enable you to make major purchases or take family vacations without increasing debt. Long-term planning and saving can allow you to help your kids through college, handle emergencies, and have a comfortable retirement.

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