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    10 Common Money Mistakes You Might Be Making Without Even Realizing

    Plus ways to save on groceries, prescriptions, and more.

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    How you manage your money is so important, but it can also get kinda overwhelming. There's a lot to keep track of, and sometimes it's hard to tell if your money habits are ~healthy~ or not.

    Here are 10 common money mistakes that could be secretly sabotaging your bank account — plus some great ways to avoid making them.

    1. Spending without a plan.

    2. Not budgeting because your income fluctuates month to month.

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    3. Going overboard on "buy now, pay later" purchases.

    4. Grocery shopping without a list can be an especially big money drain.

    5. Paying too much for prescription drugs can take a big bite out of your cash flow.

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    6. Not taking full advantage of your health insurance benefits.

    7. Not putting away some savings every month could be setting yourself up for future debt.

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    8. Spending too much on monthly bills that seem like they're set in stone — but are actually negotiable.

    9. Thinking you have to tough out hard times on your own.

    10. Not making room in your budget for fun.

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