You know that old newspaper adage: "If it bleeds, it leads?"
The same is true of personal finance news: The headlines love to bleat about all of our (collective) bad money habits: "Workers Saving Too Little to Retire!" "Mortgages Underwater!" "Student Debt Crisis Looming!"
It's enough to make you want to crawl in your piggy bank and hide.
But, luckily, in addition to people cutting their expenses by $1,000 a month or paying off $15,000 of debt, there are a lot of good money trends going down. In fact, we've identified five new ways people all around us are saving: On their cell phones, their grocery bills, even their 700 (and counting!) cable channels.
Have you adopted these habits yet? We guarantee you'll be happier if you do.
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