Whether it's paying a late fee or snagging a candy bar while waiting in the checkout line, it's all too easy to spend mindlessly and waste money. But that cash could be directed toward your savings goals or growing substantially in a retirement account.
"We all have room to set aside a little money for our future," certified financial planner Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz tells CNBC. "A good habit to develop in 2017 is to take on a more mindful approach to spending."
Step one is to identify where you're wasting money. Do any of these purchases sound familiar?