household budget cuts

Her Financial Goal: Cut Out All Those Small Money Wasters

Everyone has things they want to improve about their financial lives -- and we in the AOL newsroom are no exceptions. So we asked money expert Jean Chatzky for advice on how to reach our goals. Today: An AOL Jobs editor who wants to cut the small, everyday money wasters out of her budget.

Year-End Review: Simple Ways to Cut Your Budget Now

If a fiscal cliff deal isn't reached soon, we'll all wake up on Jan. 1 with higher taxes and lower government spending. One way or another, you'll likely have a bit less cash to spend, so the next few weeks would be a good time to figure out where you can cut your spending to compensate.