13 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid in 2013
2. Carrying a credit-card balance.
The other way that banks make a fortune from customers is by encouraging you to carry a credit card balance. With most cards still charging double-digit interest rates, credit cards are a gold mine for banks, but they can put you into a debt hole that you'll fight to get out of for years. Be smart and do everything you can to get card balances paid down pronto.