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Whether you're reading a book, newspaper, or magazine article, it's always a good idea to summarize the information in your head or on a piece of paper. Summarizing, or summing up the main ideas, helps you focus on the most important points in the article or story.

When you summarize, eliminate unnecessary details. Focus on the main idea of the whole passage.

People love to make plans: for a dinner party, a vacation, or a big family reunion. But when it comes to planning our financial future, many of us don't know where to start. Fortunately, a little discipline and a sharp pencil are all you need to get on the road to financial security.

Which is the main idea?
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