5 Sneaky Reasons You're Spending More Than You Want To
New research reveals surprising traps we fall into when we take out our wallets.
Your Vacation Includes a Break from Budgeting
A new LearnVest survey
found that nearly three-quarters of respondents said they'd accrued more than $1,100 worth of debt to pay for a vacation—which takes them, on average, six months to recover from. One way you might be overspending: If you travel to a place where the currency includes coins that have more value than any coins in the U.S. (e.g. any country on the euro), it can be easy to lose track of how much you're spending, since research shows
it's easier to part with coins than bills.