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    People Are Sharing Things That Are A Total Waste Of Money, So Put Your Wallets Away For This One

    The more you know.

    Reddit user, u/Candid-Equipment-923 asked, "What do you consider a big waste of money?" and honestly, it's left me thinking about my own purchases that just didn't need to happen.

    Here's what they shared:

    1. Cable

    2. "Internet service providers that still don't offer unlimited data plans."


    3. Health insurance

    4. Name-brand allergy meds


    5. Funerals

    6. Cigarettes

    7. Baby toys

    "You spend hundreds on certain flashy, expensive gifts that just sit unused in the corner, and then they play with that knick-knack you picked up from the dollar store all the time." 


    8. Laundromats

    9. Monthly subscription boxes

    "Sure, you may get one thing you like, but you are stuck with a lot of other stuff you couldn’t care less about. Why not go and just get that one thing you may like yourself? I get that a lot of the time, it’s things you wouldn’t normally know about or think to get, but still. You probably didn’t know it existed before, so you probably didn’t need it in the first place."


    10. "90% of what the car dealership tries to upsell you on."

    11. Video game microtransactions

    12. NFTs


    13. Weddings

    14. Food delivery from third-party apps

    "Not only is takeout already expensive, you are paying a 10–20% upcharge on the menu, then there's the fees and tip." 


    15. Branded clothing

    16. Diamonds

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    What else do you think is a complete waste of money? Let us know in the comments below!