I previously wrote about sixteen ways people waste money, often at the expense of retirement or emergency fund savings.
It turned about to be quite popular on HumbleDollar.com and MarketWatch.
But today spending $42.00 I learned I should have listed seventeen ways to waste money.
What did I miss? Greeting cards!
$3.00, $4.00, $5.00-$6.00 or more! Are you kidding me? The tradition of sending cards is expensive and if you measure it by the time of the impact made, its national debt level expensive.
Did you ever watch a child open a card?
It takes about three seconds, another two seconds to see if there is any money inside and the card is thrown by the wayside. Adults are not much better. They make the pretense of actually reading the card, utter a “that’s sweet,” “ah, how nice,” or simply “thank you.”
Tomorrow the card is in recycling or if really sentimental it sits on a table for a few days and then to recycling.