Seven Ways to Make Saving for a Large Purchase Easier and Faster

Saving can be a long-term game, but you can speed it up by following these simple tips.

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Major purchases, such as a house, renovation, car or even a big trip, can often feel out of reach because they can take so long to save up for. When your budget is already tight, finding a few extra dollars here and there to throw at a savings goal can seem like an impossible task. However, with a few thoughtful strategies, you may be able to build up funds faster than you think.

Whether it’s generating additional income, taking a DIY approach or contributing toward your goal first before buying any extras, there are ways to make saving a much easier, faster process. As financial experts, the members of Kiplinger Advisor Collective have years of experience helping others achieve their financial goals. Here, they offer seven smart tips you can leverage to reach your savings goal and start enjoying your purchase as soon as possible.

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