Old-Fashioned Saving Tricks That Still Work

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The old adage "a penny saved is a penny earned" calls to mind a time when cash truly was king, when pennies had purchasing power and savings were stored in boxes under beds.

But in today's more sophisticated world of apps, points and credit, maintaining a connection to pennies earned -- and other old-school approaches to spending and saving -- might not be such a bad idea.

Here are some ways to reintroduce some of those old-fashioned money management techniques into your financial repertoire. While no one would recommend stashing savings under a mattress or issuing I.O.U.s for groceries, adopting some tried-and-true tactics for financial management might be just the ticket to thriving in the modern world.