I’m enjoying this 10-part series on The Simple Dollar about the biggest mistakes the blogger ever made with money.
I’ve chronicled the same here in this space. My transgressions range from lending someone my credit card for an emergency that turned into a maxed-out disaster, to neglecting my bank accounts and co-signing on a loan. We’ve all done some things with money that we’d take back in a heartbeat.
The Simple Dollar today talks about buying…stuff. Movies that went unwatched. Books that were never read. Barely-worn clothes in the closet.
First, I used shopping as a substitute for actual entertainment and other experiences. Instead of enjoying the things I already had, I devoted time and energy into the acquisition of more things. A much more worthwhile use of that energy would have simply been directed towards enjoying the already-acquired items.
Sigh. We can all relate. What have been your most regrettable mistakes when it comes to money? What would you change, if anything?
What have been your most regrettable mistakes when it comes to money? What would you change, if anything?