Flashback Friday: 52 Money Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Too much credit card spending. Not having an emergency fund. Waiting to save for retirement. Making a money mistake or two like these is fine early on, and is probably not the end of the world as you get older, but at a certain point, you need to clean up your finances and start making responsible money choices. Here are 52 money mistakes you need to stop making.

20 Money Mistakes Everyone Makes But No One Talks About — We all make money mistakes. We forget to budget, we underestimate tax bills sometimes, or go broke from a pricey college education. But the key to recovery is acknowledging the problem, so start talking about these rarely talked about money mistakes, and you'll be on your way to fixing them.

5 Money Mistakes to Stop Making by 50 — Being reckless with your finances close to retirement age is not a good look. So start putting those irresponsible money moves behind you so you don't reach age 50 lost in a sea of debt.

8 Savings Mistakes Even Smart People Make — You think smart people are immune to poor money choices? Nope! Intelligence helps you manage your money, but it doesn't mean you won't screw up. And there's something oddly comforting about knowing the smartest among us struggle sometimes.

5 Dumb 401(k) Mistakes Smart People Make — Ok, so you've got a 401(k). That's great! But just having one isn't enough. Make sure you aren't making these mistakes — that even smart people make — because you could be destroying your retirement.

The 7 Worst Money Mistakes Married People Make — Once you recite those vows and become a married pair, you should probably get your money in check. You're a team now, and you shouldn't avoid those tough financial conversations, or hide major purchases from each other.

Stop Making These 7 Basic Budget Mistakes — The work that goes into maintaining a budget is never done. You constantly need to adjust your goals to align with your financial needs. But please stop making these basic budget mistakes. You're only hurting yourself.

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