6 really dumb ways Americans waste money

Lia Sestric

Americans are good at a lot of things, and wasting money is one of them. Americans waste $165 billion annually on food just by tossing out what they don't want to eat, according to the National Resources Defense Council. We also do a good job of purchasing items we don't need.

Here are six ways people waste money, and tips for avoiding such spending mistakes.

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