Do you want to start investing, but think you can't even afford to get started? You'd be surprised how little it takes.

Some brokerages have no minimum starting balance, meaning you could actually deposit a few dollars at a time and let it build up. But how are you going to come up with extra cash to invest? There are plenty of ways to save money on your day-to-day expenses that you probably haven't thought of yet.

Here are some tips for squeezing a little extra money, and if you only take advantage of a few of these, you'll be well on the way to financial freedom.

What to invest in once you have the cash
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