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Horrible But Common Financial Choices People Have Seen

Everyone knows that skipping a morning coffee isn't going to push you into the next tax bracket, but truthfully, there are a few really unwise financial options that people see being made every day. For example, renting a lamp is a bad idea. Getting laid off and then immediately buying a brand new car when you haven't paid off the old one is a bad idea. And if you like having disposable income, getting super into Magic the Gathering is a really bad idea. Some bad financial options make themselves too available, but then there are also everyday scams and sketchy businesses that all we can do is hope to avoid. Here's a tumblr user's scary debt lesson and just for fun, the easiest and stupidest money people made.

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Hungry ATM Eats Man's Card, Man Won't Accept The Logical Answer

Life just loves to be difficult and to throw curveballs your way. If it seems like you've found yourself walking on easy street, there's probably that lingering, conditioned feeling bouncing around the back of your brain that it's only a matter of time before some sort of obstacle presents itself. The general best course of action is to take those hurdles as they come, and do what you can to navigate them from as calm and understanding of a place as is possible. 

Unfortunately, this customer let their anger get the best of them. It's very hard to approach a problem from a rational place when the anger's taken the reins. But hey, we're only human after all. It can happen to the very best of us. Plus, it really would suck to realize that you've fallen victim to the old hungry ATM debacle. 

The ATM eats a guy's credit card, and then he won't accept the logical answer right in front of him.
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In-Laws Want To Know Man's Income, He Calls Them Gold Diggers

Some people really don't like to talk about their finances. Other people fail to pick up on those social cues when they're glaringly present. Hence, an environment that'd otherwise be nice and peaceful can quickly give way to a spicy situation like the one we have here. Were there other potentially more amicable ways that this guy could've addressed his in-laws aggressive nosiness? Sure. But even then, it was pretty bold on their part, and it seems like most of the moral judges back in the comments section were in agreement that he wasn't in the wrong for snapping back at them. 

Man's in-laws ask about his income, and he proceeds to call them gold diggers.
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Extremely Bad Financial Decisions Clients Made

For most of us, it would seem like having a lot of money would be easy. As long as you don't spend it all on chocolate fountains and solid gold cars, you'll be fine. But for some reason, some people have a really hard time stopping themselves from making extremely ill advised investments. Whatever the bad decision, financial professionals have to hear about all of this disappointing behavior. For some other money shenanigans, here's wealthy people being extremely out of touch.

Stories of terrible financial decisions | vwh808 1.1k points 18 hours ago S 1 client who joined an MLM and racked up half million dollars worth losses before finally listening us and quitting. 2 client who spent $40k on Farmville over 3 months. 3 clients who give their adult children allowances exceed my salary, fancy cars, and houses without expecting them ever hold down job themselves.
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21 People Share the Worst Advice They've Ever Received

If you want terrible life advice, there are a lot of places you can find it. Even if someone thinks they have your best interest at heart, they might not exactly have the proper wisdom to be helpful. Here are some really bad ideas. Some folks dodged these bullets, others regretfully went through with them.

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