If you're like me, you like to get as much for your money as possible. There are a number of common practices that many of us think save us money. The Insider says they don't.

Buying in bulk: This usually doesn't work, especially when it comes to food. Americans throw 57% of our food purchases away, usually because of spoilage. My significant other and I bought a deep freeze a few months ago.

Cash back credit cards: Seriously?? They're credit cards!...Enough said.

Buying the cheapest brand: If you have to replace a piece of junk, you've wasted your money.

Subscription services: Are you REALLY using those streaming services, and/ or reading those magazines? If not, you're throwing your money away.

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