30 Ways In 30 Days – Shopping Aware - Day 15

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Always check the receipt.

The other weekend, I was at a coffee shop with my mom and we ordered coffee and some food. I don’t know if it is a healthy habit or not, but as I am saying my orders to the person helping me I am adding in my head how much the subtotal should come to. The kind gal helping me said, your total is “24″ something. Woah…I thought in my head. Either my math is off or an extra button got pushed. Well, a few extra buttons got pushed and 24 went down to 16. What happens when we’re not paying attention? Always keep the running total in check to avoid losing money…