When it comes to managing your money, as with most things in life, you often learn through trial and error. You make mistakes, adjustments, more mistakes and more adjustments.
After nearly four years of working in the "real world," my mistake column is pretty substantial. But I've also learned valuable lessons along the way and started to make better, smarter decisions.
There will always be room for improvement, but here are four positive changes I made in 2017 that saved me thousands of dollars: