10 things that make you poorer

Some purchases keep costing you over a lifetime of use; others may have been a bad idea to begin with. Here's what to know to minimize unplanned spending.

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Feb 15, 2013 8:36PM
I bought an older home two years ago.  It was a 70s museum, but in pretty good shape.  Little by little, I've been updating the house.  Must be working because I get so many compliments when people come inside.  A lot of the work included painting, so it looks nice and fresh.  I removed the 70s shag carpeting because underneath it was nice wood flooring, so popular now.  The kitchen and bath have been renovated (on the cheap) and they look terrific.  The finished lower level of the house is in the process of being renovated, and now has two additional very nice bedrooms bringing the total number of bedrooms to four.  Haven't done a lot to the outside except paint the three outside doors bright red, which looks fabulous.  It's hard to believe how different it looks from two years ago - bright and sunny as opposed to its old dark paneled look.
Feb 15, 2013 6:08PM
Credit Union money market accounts are insured by the NCUA! One more reason to ditch your bank.
Feb 15, 2013 9:56PM

Numbers   1 thru 10   would be are screwed up Government

no real need to look any farther

Feb 15, 2013 5:58PM
I've had Beanie Babies for years, but I'm not looking to sell them. I just collected the dogs. I love doggies. I can't help it. Anyone who doesn't like it: DON'T LOOK.
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