13 Ways Americans Throw Away Money

13 Ways Americans Throw Away Money

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We waste a whole lot of money. Seriously, over half a trillion dollars each year—and that's just for areas with available data.

So what counts as a waste of money? We included fines, bad investments like lottery tickets, and unhealthy consumption items like cigarettes and alcohol. We're not telling you how to live your life—but we are identifying costs that everyone should consider cutting.
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Nerivajoop1620
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Nice article, I too agree with some of these.
Nerivajoop1620 posted Oct 02, 2012
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glwrks
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Agree with most, but chocolate!? Geez...I can go all day on a chocolate bar;)
glwrks posted Oct 02, 2012
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bbattag
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Interesting article. Though many of us wouldnt consider some of those categories "waste"
bbattag posted Oct 02, 2012
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krmills1
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What else are we gonna do with it, you may as well enjoy life while you can, you can't take the money with you when you die!! :)
krmills1 posted Oct 02, 2012
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chuckydealpl
chuckydealpl replied:
absolutely! i'm in total agreement.
Posted Oct 02, 2012
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ArtemisDeals
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LoL... everyone wastes money on items that they dont need but its enjoyable. I am guilty of more than a few of these :P
ArtemisDeals posted Oct 02, 2012
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chuckydealpl
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spending $ on awesome deals that i may not necessarily need on this site would be on my list :)
chuckydealpl posted Oct 02, 2012
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shimisi
shimisi replied:
LoL. Yes, if this article was written by one of us, that would definitely be on the list.
Posted Oct 02, 2012
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Christine
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oh boyyy....it's sad how much money we all waste
Christine posted Oct 02, 2012
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arsiel
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Uhoh... Casinos, lottery tickets, candy... O_o Though casinos aren't really an issue :P
arsiel posted Oct 02, 2012
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FibroMom
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Good article! Gives you a LOT to think about! Thank you for sharing this with us. :)
FibroMom posted Oct 02, 2012
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zoneric
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not only Americans throw away money on alcohol and cigarettes. everyone does it. And I'm one of them :D
zoneric posted Oct 02, 2012
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hemalaa
hemalaa replied:
I agree. Really there is no geographic boundary for that.
Posted Oct 02, 2012
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