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Let’s be clear: When it comes to unnecessary
expenses, we’re all human. Which means while we all know it’s smarter to brew our own coffee at home or take the subway rather than calling Uber, we sometimes can’t help splashing
out cash on stuff we don’t “need,” like lattes and cab rides. But, that doesn’t
mean there aren’t ways to spend smarter — and
avoid everyday expenses that may seem routine.
Here, the top money leaks that
make personal-finance experts cringe — and how to save hundreds of dollars a year avoiding
them. Best of all: None of them require deprivation. Score!
Illustration by Elliot Salazar.