03/01/2012 12:56 pm ET | Updated Mar 01, 2012

Ways You're Losing Money Right Now

There are the obvious ways to save, such as carpooling, bringing your lunch from home or cutting back on entertainment costs. But as you are going through the motions of your daily life--driving to work, going on vacation, buying groceries, relaxing at home or surfing the web--money's might be sneaking out your front door (seriously).

Here are five not-so-obvious ways you're losing money and some precautions you can take to safeguard your cash.