VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
The biggest dumb money mistake that I see is the same old story of living beyond your means to look like you have more money than you really do.
Just read this article and here is my two cents worth. (1) Social sites such as face book just had a survey on this website and 60% of respondents do not belong to face book. Do you wonder why? (2) Joining accounts for us is a no brainer because we use the same charge accounts for air miles with Southwest and pay off the balance every month. (3) If we receive an email from an unknown we transfer to JUNK mail and block forever. (4) We pay for everything on credit cards for the points and as was said we pay off the balance every month. Phone gossip or in person gossip is a no no, it can give a person a bad reputation. Mom told all of us "what you hear is for the ears, not your mouth".
Identity theft mistakes and falling for scams are not money mistakes. Three out of the five topics here were about identity theft, not mistakes that we make with our own money.
All the identity theft stuff could have been summed up with one sentence: keep private stuff private. Then you could have had a real article about real mistakes people make with their money.
People are really this stupid?
That's right our education system teaches no personal finance, except welfare (slavefare) works for 47%.
Free education, rent, lunch, food stamps (snap), check each month, free medical, phone, no taxes, no job to go to, get paid to vote so why do I worry about identity theft? All my family has the same legacy.
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