People reveal the sad ways they wasted money when they were younger

What do you regret wasting money when you were younger? People are revealing the things they would rather not have bought – including Harry Potter cards, decorative swords and fancy restaurants

  • Anonymous British man asked Reddit users for things they regret spending money on
  • 20-year-old admitted he struggles to make luxury purchases for himself
  • Responses included card games such as Pokémon and the latest gadgets


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People have revealed the things they regret spending their money on – from Harry Potter cards to decorative swords.

Post anonymously on redditPeople living in the UK have revealed the things they spent money on when they were younger but wouldn’t dream of now, from vacations around the world to coveting the latest version of electronic gadgets.

The thread started after a 20-year-old man admitted he struggles with the idea of ​​spending large sums of money on a frivolous life.

People from all over the UK have taken to Reddit to reveal how they wasted money when they were younger (file image)

People from all over the UK have taken to Reddit to reveal how they wasted money when they were younger (file image)

A 20-year-old man posted on Reddit and started the discussion by admitting that he struggles to spend large amounts of money

A 20-year-old man posted on Reddit and started the discussion by admitting that he struggles to spend large amounts of money

A 20-year-old man posted on Reddit and started the discussion by admitting that he struggles to spend large amounts of money

The man started the thought-provoking discussion, saying: “I’ve heard of people who wasted thousands of pounds a month in their youth, but as a miserly [20-year-old man]I can’t imagine spending that much money (unless you made enough that a few thousand was insignificant). For those who have been through this, what have you wasted it on?’

A flood of comments on the thread came from people admitting that they spend thousands on hobbies they no longer pursue.

One person wrote: ‘Makeup. I never wore makeup as a teen, but there was a time when I was in my twenties when I watched a lot of YouTube and did it for a while.

A flood of comments on the thread admitted they regret spending money on hobbies they no longer pursue

A flood of comments on the thread admitted they regret spending money on hobbies they no longer pursue

A flood of comments on the thread admitted they regret spending money on hobbies they no longer pursue

‘I spent probably over £500 (a lot of money for me, at the time) on makeup in less than a year, then the interest was gone and I gave most of it away. I haven’t had any makeup on for five years.’

Another said: ‘I got a decent inheritance when I was 18, I was actually sensible with it, now have a fully paid-off house etc. My parents have lofts with no way to sell them.’

Others shared how they’d wasted the money on their lifestyle, with one saying, “After graduating, I bought a round-the-world ticket and spent a year backpacking solo in 15 different countries.

Others responded to the thread revealing that they spent large sums of money on their lifestyle during their childhood – and some are still paying for the costs

Others responded to the thread revealing that they spent large sums of money on their lifestyle during their childhood – and some are still paying for the costs

Others responded to the thread revealing that they spent large sums of money on their lifestyle during their childhood – and some are still paying for the costs

‘I did everything I’d always wanted to do – skydiving, bungee jumping, white water rafting, sailing, mountain climbing, kayaking, swimming with whales and dolphins, sand riding, beach partying, elephant walking etc. Bank account and came back penniless. UK. ‘

‘Drugs, used to buy everything on Silk Road. If I saved the Bitcoin I spent back then it would be worth 22 million today,” wrote another.

A third added: ‘Waste it on beer, probably about £35 a week in the pub. I could do it without the expense, but I’m enjoying it for now and the second job helps cover it (that and when I work at the bar I usually don’t drink anyway).’

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