2. Failing to anticipate need. Buying ahead of need when things are on sale is the savvy policy. Just make sure you’ll use the item before its shelf life expires.
3. Using dial-up or having no Internet access at home. The Internet is basically useless these days if you have dial-up. You can’t watch videos or read pages with many pictures, which just about every website has these days. High-speed connections cost about $35-$40 a month in my neck of the woods, which you can make back by reading newspapers and magazines online, printing coupons, signing up for the email lists of your favorite airlines and travel sites, watching TV online, and so much more.
4. Buying a new car instead of a car that is new to you. Consumer Reports crunched the numbers and made a pretty chart showing the best used car deals. In the first few years, vehicles across categories dropped in price between 20 and 75 percent. What a deal!
5. I’m leaving this one open for you to add! What is the top quality or behavior that makes someone an unsavvy spender?
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