What is/are your greatest money mistakes?

@larish (2195)
Philippines
February 20, 2012 6:29pm CST
I hate to admit it but I have made a lot of mistakes when it comes to money. One is that I didn't save every payday, I just spend it up to the last cents. My income was less than my credit card debt. I hope that I can be a better savvy saver starting this year.
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@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
21 Feb 12
Although I have made quite a few mistakes when it comes to handling money, there's one that until now still haunts me. And that's losing a very significant amount in the casino. It really had almost wiped me out clean to the point that I had to sell my car, all my gadgets and stuff. I was single then and had a great paying job, but I still wanted to get rich fast. I took a lot of shortcuts. I realized that our money can vanish in an instant if we don't take care of it properly.
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• United States
21 Feb 12
Oh. I have made too many very serious financial mistakes to even count. When I look back at some of my carelessness, it makes me want to just cry or kick myself. But some of the things that happened to me financially are because I helped loved ones whose hearts were breaking because they were about to lose their houses or land. I just couldn't take that back for anything. But my life could be a whole lot easier now if I hadn't helped others to the extent I have. But God is taking care of me because I did help others. I really want for nothing materially.
• United States
21 Feb 12
I have some money msitakes of course to do with bills as well. Right now since i got my creidt report last week i am not spending so much on clothes or shoes or things like that and i really dont need these things but its hard to resist sometimes but im doing pretty good and actually bought things for a hosue that i would like to purchase this year instead of silly stupid things. Well i didnt pay a student loan for a while and now that im paying on it i hope to get my credit score back up to were it should be. Im trying to stay focused on paying my bills and getting things off my credit report and back on track with things again and hopefully be able to buy a house this summer sometime.
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