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Top 10 Money Wasters, by Generation

Top 10 Money Wasters, by Generation

| June 13, 2017
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What do you waste your money on?  It turns out your answer may depend in large part on your generation.  Professional resources site Hloom surveyed 2000 Americans for its report The United States of Financial Waste.  Across the board, all generations from Baby Boomers to Millennials mentioned “eating out” and “letting food expire” in the top three most common responses.  However, after that beliefs of what constitute wasteful spending are markedly different.  For example, almost 28% of Millennials responded that they “wasted” money on alcoholic beverages, while only 13% of Baby Boomers said so.  The survey didn’t reveal whether baby boomers actually drink less, or just don’t consider drinking to be an unwise use of their discretionary funds!

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