The idea of saving money is simple, but terrifying. After all, how do you know you’re saving enough every month to cover monthly expenses as well as outstanding debt? What about your emergency fund and retirement plan? And how do your savings factor into huge life expenses, like getting married or buying a home?

Luckily, the breakdown of how much you should be saving is less complicated than it seems. Read the infographic below to get Mint’s expert advice on how much money you should be putting in the bank, spending on important purchases, and socking away for retirement.

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Infographic courtesy of Mint.com. Photo of piggy banks courtesy of Shutterstock.