6. Not being careful about your spending. You can get
tripped up three different ways. Some consumers buy out of
temporary desire, and their stuff mostly sits unused. Others
maintain spending habits that cost them thousands each year, even
though they don't really enjoy those habits like they once did.
Thirdly, it's easy to lose control of recurring expenses (e.g.
utility bills) as they creep upwards year after year. It all
adds up to hundreds, even thousands of wasted dollars each year
for the average family. Best resources: there are
many articles at http://www.kiplinger.com and
http://bankrate.com/brm/news/news_finance_home.asp. A free e-course is
available at http://www.ConsumerFreeAll.com.
|"I don't have to have millions of dollars to be happy. All I need are clothes on my back,
a decent meal, and a little loving when I feel like it."||~ Ray Charles (1930-2004), American Musician, Singer, Songwriter|| |
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