15 ways to overcome your bad financial decisions

We look at some of the most common financial missteps people make, as well as what you can do to overcome them.

Not Paying Down Your Credit Card Debt

To break the pattern, consider putting any extra money toward the card with the highest interest rate, while paying the minimum on the rest.

Delaying important financial decisions, such as saving, investing, and paying off debt, can cost you money and put your goals further out of reach.

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Putting Important Financial Decisions off to the Side

Not Protecting Personal Financial Information From Fraud

The financial damages caused by fraud can last for months or even years.

Overspending means you’re spending everything you earn (and not putting anything into savings) or, worse, you’re spending more than you’re bringing in.

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Overspending While You Are Young


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