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7 Signs You're Bad at Managing Your Money (and What to Do About It)

Let me ask you a question—how many times have you signed into your credit card account and seen a number much higher than you were expecting?

And then, in complete doubt that you could have spent that much in the past month, you scroll through your charges and debate each one.

“What is that from? I didn’t eat out for lunch that many times this month.”

Until you finally—and begrudgingly—admit you did indeed rely on your plastic more than you should have in the past 30 days.

Or, how often do you get a new job or a raise, get pumped about the additional income, and then stare in shock at how much it is after taxes?

If your bank account continues to surprise you, that’s just one indication you aren’t as great with money as you may think. Discover more signs below, as well as tips on how to be more on top of your finances.

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