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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 8 2013 10:50 a.m. MDT

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Daniel Leifker
San Francisco, CA

Good list, but I would add an 11th item: any kinds of drinks in restaurants. And most of them are terrible for your health. If you really need energy from sugar at a meal, just ask for plain water and add 18 packets of sugar to it. No charge, and you get the equivalent of a soft drink. But be sure to ask for "plain water," or you might get $5 imported mineral water in a souvenir take-home bottle.

Mark from Montana
Aurora, CO

I guess I am smarter, or at least cheaper, than I thought I was. I don't do any of the ten things listed.

I would add my own 11th. Never buy a new car. Always buy a good used one and let someone else pay the high initial costs.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

#11: Newspapers.

The Final Word
Alpine, UT

How about going out to lunch at work every day? About 95% of the time I bring a lunch. Meanwhile many go out almost every day and it costs them $6-$12 a day. That is an expensive habit!!!

Make a sandwich or bring some leftovers instead of throwing them out when they go bad.

E & EE
Ann arbor, MI

I agree on everything except for the appetizers. At some restaurants, I've found that some appetizers are better than the main dish. Plus it's a bit easier to be adventurous with choosing an unfamiliar appetizer because they usually cost less than main dishes. I definitely wouldn't recommend it every time though.

I definitely agree with other commenters about eating out to lunch. That can get so expensive.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

I can be as needy as the next guy. But if I don't see it I don't need it. Out of site out of mind.

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