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The Science behind money and more!
« on: February 26, 2014, 08:54:14 AM »
This is a fun little article that will be sure to get you thinking about such things as:

1) The hormone of generosity
2) The counting conundrum
3) Delayed gratification

http://business.financialpost.com/2014/02/26/why-do-we-spend-what-science-says-about-our-personal-finances/

In the end I think it comes back down to materialism and hedonic adaptation...

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Re: The Science behind money and more!
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 10:04:08 AM »
yea...I agree. There is always some chemical in the brain these days that seem to be responsible for everything. Interesting though i will say that.

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Re: The Science behind money and more!
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 10:50:10 AM »
Yes, my dh is like that.  We have a 1.1M but that's not enough; he wants 3 million. 

He recently started buying lottery tickets because SAYS he wants to retire (waste of $$ imho).  In the meantime he works more hours than ever before even though he doesn't have to (he works about 10 hrs/day).  I ask him why he works so hard, and he doesn't answer me.  When I REALLY press him for an answer, he tells me he's working on an interesting project at work.  He doesn't make sense to me! 


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Re: The Science behind money and more!
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 12:22:35 PM »
There's only one rational explanation: your husband is a spy, exchanging secret messages encoded in lottery tickets. Of course he can't tell you what he's doing.

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Re: The Science behind money and more!
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 12:42:26 PM »
I'm the bastard sitting here wondering where I can get an oxytocin inhaler.  You know, for science.