Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Change your perspective
Change your perspective
During this acquiring stage of life, you may feel as if everyone you know is getting more, faster. Giving to charity, even a small amount, can provide a reality check.

"It is a great way of controlling our own sense of perceived depredation and tendency to overspend," says Maurer.

De-friend anyone who snickers that you're eating on a card table until you can save for a real dining room set.

By Amanda Gengler @Money - Last updated April 05 2012: 6:25 AM ET
Join the Conversation
Best money moves in your 40s and 50s

Three out of four successful retirees started saving in their 40s and 50s. A few smart moves make that easy.

Find Homes for sale
  • Property Type
  • Find a home in:
    New York | Atlanta | Chicago | Los Angeles
    Washington D.C | Houston | Philadelphia | More options