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3 Really "stupid" ways I have wasted money this year

Posted Nov 17 2008 11:50pm

From time to time everybody makes mistakes that cost them money. All of my "stupid" ways that I have wasted money this year have been caused by either being distracted or not paying full attention to what I was doing. I share them with you so that you can learn from my mistakes, and so that you don't feel that badly when you make mistakes with managing your money.

1. At the self check out in the grocery store I requested 20 dollars cash back with my purchase. After I left the store it took me 10 minutes to realize that I forgot to take the cash from the dispenser.

2. Again at the grocery store, I left a candy bar that I had purchased with the clerk. The clerk had left it out for me, and I forgot about it.

3. At a sandwich shop I got charged for two large sandwiches when I had ordered two small ones. I did not realize this till after I got back home with the sandwiches.

It does absolutely no good for me to dwell on the errors I have made. The only thing I can do is learn from the mistakes I have made. While I need to be on the lookout to avoid these specific errors again, the main thing that these errors had in common is that I made all of these mistakes when I was both tired and hungry. I need to take steps to limit purchases when I am more prone to make spending mistakes.

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