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30 money mistakes you're probably making and how to avoid them

Cheapism Logo By Jason Notte of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 31: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American consumer spent nearly $3,400 a year dining out — a figure that just continues to rise annually. Worse, 28 percent of those surveyed by Fidelity landed on the high side of that average and let their love of dining out deter their financial plans. There are ways to save money when dining out, but the real answer is to eat in more often.

DINING OUT TOO MUCH

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American consumer spent nearly $3,400 a year dining out — a figure that just continues to rise annually. Worse, 28 percent of those surveyed by Fidelity landed on the high side of that average and let their love of dining out deter their financial plans. There are ways to save money when dining out, but the real answer is to eat in more often.
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