Five Worst Things to Spend Your Money On
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There are many things you can do with your hard-earned money. The best way to use them is to invest and save up so that you can go buy your dream house or travel the world in your later years. But there are not-so-good ways to spend your money in exchange for temporary pleasure and sometimes even worse, a life in debt.
1) Alcohol
Now, alcohol may or may not be considered as a waste of money as a lot of people drink to celebrate or lament. It is a natural human design to purge your feelings and alcohol is one of the best ways to do it. However, drinking alcohol not only increases your chances of recklessness (which may lead to drunk driving, disturbance of the peace, etc.) that will have your sober self paying for a ticket or worse, bail, alcohol also damages the decision making part of the brain that may lead to costly purchases.
2) Lottery
Did you know? Your chances of getting struck by lightning, being consumed by a flesh-eating bacteria, and dying via asteroid apocalypse is bigger than winning the lottery. So why waste your money on winning a lottery. You should buy an insurance.
3) Infomercial Products
Did you ever just flipped channels on your television and come across a channel with these men and women acting exaggeratedly, cooking haphazardly, looking in the mirror and hating an aspect of their self, or doing household chores all wrong. These are infomercial channels that advertise products that you did not need in the first place. So don’t reach for that phone and just continue flipping channels.
4) Unused Memberships
There are times when you will think that you might as well be a member of this particular organization or institution because shop or go there practically everyday. Case in point, a gym membership. It’s a new year, you’re pumped up and ready to reach that beach body by summer but you think to yourself, it’s the first day of January, the gym’s going to be full. So you postpone and postpone until you’ve lost all will to even get up from your couch. Memberships have a big potential of going to waste if you’re not going to commit. That’s why if you are going to be a member of an organization or institution that will need payment, make sure you maximize your money’s worth.
5) A Star
It’s seems like a great idea to buy a star that the earth has no claim to and name it after your soon-to-be-wife or children but in the long run, it’s a waste of money because you’re just really buying an overpriced name in the night sky that you are not sure would be seen anyway. It might be a dead star too.

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