Ways to Waste Your Money - Slide Show

Cameron Huddleston, Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

These dates are just manufacturers' best guess of when food is at peak quality and are not related to safety, according to Emily M. Broad Leib, director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic. To learn more, see Confusing Packages Lead to Wasted Food, Money. Paying Checking Account Fees Yes, it is getting harder to find a free checking account with no strings attached. Community banks and credit unions, in particular, are more likely to offer free checking.