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Save $50 a Day (and Feel No Pain)

See how much money you can put back in your pocket.

We searched for big gains -- with little pain. The result? We sliced food bills by $2,794, found $1,214 in savings on utility costs, discovered leisure for $2,241 less, cut $3,715 in fees from banking and loans, plus shaved transportation costs by $2,827. Take a look at our slide show Top Savings Tips for 2009 (Listen to our podcast for how we picked our savings.)

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All the ideas listed in the section below reduce your cost-of-living by $18,250 per year. Break it down and you're saving $50 a day. See which ones work for you. Plus, find out how three super savers do it. (Don't forget to add your tips in the Comment Box below.)

Pay Less for . . .

Banking & Loans

Health and Insurance Costs

Utilities

Food

Transportation

Investing Costs

Leisure

High Tech and High Fashion

PLUS: How These Super Savers Do It

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