NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Saving money isn't difficult -- but it's possible to make some big mistakes along the way if you aren't careful.The rise in both gas and food prices has been taking a toll on people's budgets, but it appears that things will get worse before they get better. The recent floods in the Midwest are likely to increase both gas and food prices in the coming weeks. Higher prices all around have many people looking to save money any way they can. While saving money appears to be pretty easy and straightforward on the surface, there are still a large number of people who make fundamental mistakes when they try to save money that actually hurt their finances rather than help them. These are some of the common mistakes that people make when trying to save money:
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