Money Posts

BoingBoing surveys Credit.com’s money posts (my favorite is the last one):

How to Live on $0 a Day: Move Into a Cave Like This Guy: “I’ve been living without a cent to my name since the autumn of 2000 (with a month’s exception during my first year). I don’t use or accept money or conscious barter, and I don’t take food stamps or other government dole.” (Photograph for Details by Mark Heithoff)

Why Tightwads Marry Spendthrifts: “People tend to be attracted to mates with opposing emotional reactions toward spending.”

How to Trick Yourself Into Producing the Sense of “Quasi Elation Associated with Pleasurable Experiences”: “People prefer pay raises with inflation over pay cuts with stable prices — even when the two scenarios are financially identical.”

Think Being Rich, Good Looking, and Famous Will Make You Happy? You’re Wrong: “Achieving ‘materialistic and image-related’ goals, such as wealth and fame, can have negative consequences like ‘headaches, stomachaches, and loss of energy'”

Feeling Blue? Try Counting Some Money: “The next time you find yourself down in the dumps, grab a stack of money (it doesn’t even have to be your own) and count it. According to the results of a new study, it’ll cheer you up.”

Avoid Unplanned Charges with Single Use Credit Cards: “A website called DazzleWhite Pro lures you into filling out a form for a “free” sample of a teeth whitening product, then starts charging your credit card $58.76 per month for the stuff.”

How to Succeed by Not Eating Marshmallows: “I’m going to leave the room for fifteen minutes. When I return, if you have not eaten the marshmallow, I’ll give you another one and then you can eat them both.”

Our Tendency to Believe Confident People Over Cautious People: “People have a statistically significant tendency to prefer the advice of confident advisers evenafter those advisers demonstrate themselves to be unreliable.”

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