Common Habits That Are Draining Your Wallet

Try as you might to save your money, you’re still surprised at the end of each month by how much you end up spending. That is in part because some of our everyday habits are costing us far more than we realize. Here’s a look at common habits that are draining your wallet. (Page 8 is a real eye-opener.)

1. Your morning coffee run

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Morning coffee | Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

We aren’t just talking about the super fancy lattes either. Certified financial adviser Nancy Fellinger tells USA Today a measly $3-a-day coffee habit becomes “$21.00 a week or $1,092 a year. If I took that $1,092 a year and invested it in something that averaged 7% in 10 years, I’d have $15,087.” Long story short: Invest in a coffee machine and get your fix at home.

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