What do you see as the biggest waste of money among teens?

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What do you see as the biggest waste of money among teens?
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Tue, 11-30-2010 - 11:21am

This week's Sweep's question on The Talk:

What do you see as the biggest waste of money among teens?

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I think everyone "wastes" money on things that other people think are a waste but they do not. When I was a kid I loved the teen magazines, you know like Bop, etc. I would spend my allowance on those.

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lol!!! :)

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Hmmmmm, I would say clothes that never or rarely get worn. Dd buys a lot of clothes that she MUST have and then only wears them a few times, if at all.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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I would agree. Although dd spends a bunch of money o things I would call a waste, it's things that she uses or enjoys, so it isn't a waste for her.

The unworn clothing I talked about? that's a waste.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Well, since probably a lot of those participating have unlimited texting, they aren't paying for it.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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I thought they charged a 99 cent fee or something on the other end (not for texting so much as for the baby name or the assessment of the love match), but I could be wrong.

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Oh, maybe they do ...

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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My cousin was like that.





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It's really not about being fashionable with her or the jeans being expensive.