The world of personal finance can seem overwhelming. Saving, investing, 401(k)s, mortgages, insurance ... it's a lot. But it's not actually too difficult to start making smart money decisions that will set you up for a successful future.
Below, CNBC Make It has rounded up some of the best lessons we've learned from real people who've saved thousands. Follow their tips and not only will you be on your way to building wealth, but you'll feel good about making smart choices.