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Ways People Squander Their Money

   Ways in which people squander their money:

      - buying high priced luxury foods such as liquor, junk 
         foods, sweets, pastry, packaged convenience foods, TV 
         dinners, sodas, high priced meats, etc. instead of basic 
         staple type foods 

      - eating out at restaurants and fast food places a lot

      - buying a lot more house than they really need (which 
         brings for them high property tax bills, high heat and 
         air conditioning bills, high costs in furniture to 
         furnish the house, etc.) 

      - buying expensive, luxury cars (this practice costs them 
         far more than they realize) 

      - owning several cars when they could get by with one

      - buying a lot more clothes than they really need.  Also, 
         buying clothes that are way overpriced (due to being 
         stylish, brand name, etc.).  Women especially are guilty 
         of buying too many clothes and clothes that are 
         overpriced (often wearing them not more than once or 
         twice if at all). 

      - buying a lot of things that they really don't need and 
         never use (i.e. motorboats, motor homes, kitchen 
         appliances, etc.) 

      - spending a lot of money on expensive entertainment when 
         they could enjoy themselves just as much doing things 
         that would cost them little or nothing (example: 
         expensive trips and vacations) 

      - feeding bad habits (i.e. buying cigarettes, liquor, drugs, 
         sodas, junk food) 

      - making poor purchases and financial decisions through 
         ignorance, indifference, impulse buying, thoughtlessness, 
         lack of good judgment 

      - doing a lot more running around with their car (or cars) 
         than is necessary 

   Apr 1984

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