We all screw up every once in a while. It happens. Despite our best efforts, we overdraft, miss a payment, lose a wallet, buy a home we can’t afford, pick a bad stock, put something big on a credit card, mess up our taxes, or do one of an unlimited list of financial boo boos at some point.
Sometimes, the mistakes have no fallout. Other times, we get fees or audits. Either way, it happens and we need to move on.
I will admit a few things. One time, I used my debit card when I meant to use my credit card and had an overdraft, though the bank waived the fee when I asked. I am pretty good, but I am not perfect. I always say that mistakes are okay, you just have to learn from them so they don't happen again.
What I want to know, however, is the biggest mistake you ever made. What happened? What did you do as a result? What did you learn? What are you doing to ensure it never happens again? Please share your experience in the comments.
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