Shopping on your lunch break and buying candy in the checkout lane can really add up, apparently to the tune of several college educations.

According to a new survey, the average American makes 156 impulse purchases a year. Over the course of our life, we'll spend $324,000 on stuff we weren't planning to buy.

Here are the top five impulse buys we make:

  1. Food and groceries
  2. Clothing
  3. Household items
  4. Takeout food and delivery
  5. Shoes

Read more at PR Newswire.

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