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About Dave Roos


Dave is a freelance journalist who has contributed hundreds of articles to HowStuffWorks since 2007, with a specialty in personal finance, economics and business. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he attended Duke University where he earned the B.A. in comparative religious studies that has served him so well.

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Early Retirement: What We Can Learn From ‘Super Savers’

Key Takeaways Super savers push back against “lifestyle creep.” Keeping up with the Joneses will eat up your savings. Instead, identify the activities and experiences that actually make you happy and budget for those. Cut out the rest. Super savers are proactive about avoiding impulse purchases. Impulse buys are not in the budget and online […]

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