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By tomvollkommer
November 23, 2015

Financial blogger Lauren Greutman understands how it feels to be in debt—she’s been there herself. She has three tips on how to ease yourself out of debt:

Give yourself time to make a budget: Take your time when making a budget. Figure out how you spend your money, where you can improve, and what you can cut back on.

Only spend on things you value: Put your money toward things that are important to you.

Discuss finances together: Make sure to be on the same page, financially, with your significant other. This will help ease any debt issues and bring you closer.

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