If your bank account has a balance that seems way lower than you thought was in there, be prepared for this rude awakening. Even if you think you’ve got a handle on your spending, you might be slowly draining your funds without even realizing it. Here are some ways you’re messing with your money that you’re probably overlooking.
Forgetting to cancel free trials
Paying pesky bank fees
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Only using credit/debit cards
Forgetting to pay bills on time
Grocery shopping when you’re hungry
Making more than one trip to the grocery store per week
Buying brand name products
Opting for pre-sliced or individually packed products
Getting your baking products at the grocery store
Getting your car fixed at the dealership
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Neglecting your tires
Not programming your thermostat
Making in-game purchases
Living in a drafty space
Paying full price for clothes
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Not keeping a reusable water bottle/coffee cup on hand
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