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

Cheapism Logo By Jason Notte of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 31: Oversights or a simple lack of foresight can scuttle your finances and leave you flailing for solutions. When Fidelity conducted a survey asking people about their financial resolutions, 74 percent said they were able to stick to them last year — but 58 percent said financial mistakes made along the way derailed progress toward overall goals. For those looking to avoid costly mistakes and keep more money in their pockets, here are a few financial pitfalls worth sidestepping.

COSTLY ERRORS

Oversights or a simple lack of foresight can scuttle your finances and leave you flailing for solutions. When Fidelity conducted a survey asking people about their financial resolutions, 74 percent said they were able to stick to them last year — but 58 percent said financial mistakes made along the way derailed progress toward overall goals.

For those looking to avoid costly mistakes and keep more money in their pockets, here are a few financial pitfalls worth sidestepping. Click ahead to see them.

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