14 Money Mistakes to Avoid in 2014

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2013 has drawn to a close, and 2014 is a new chance for you to get your finances into shape. But even though a soaring stock market and a strengthening economic recovery have helped millions of Americans get back on their feet, you still can't afford to let financial mistakes cost you money that you could otherwise use to spend or invest.

Let's look at 14 areas where people are most likely to make expensive money mistakes, and what you can do to avoid them.

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