Some people have near-unshakable allegiances to particular brands, and the commitment tends to have little to do with a product’s quality or even a company’s customer service. [More]
Booze, drugs and gambling aren’t the only pricey habits. For example, as much as I enjoy cooking, it’s often so much easier and convenient to have something delivered or get take-out. It’s gotten to the point that many of the restaurants know my order before I even have time to say it. I know I’m throwing away good money, but it’s a hard habit to shake. [More]
Our beloved U.S. Mint has apparently redesigned the dollar coin to feature a rotating slate of Presidents. Each President gets a three-month stint on the coin. On Thursday, James Madison, our 4th Chief Executive, took his rightful place on the golden slab – but nobody seemed to care. Why?
Are you an impulsive shopper? Odds are you don’t hang on to the guilt of “succumbing to temptation” the way more prudent shoppers do, says a new university study. The study found that thrill-seeking shoppers and careful shoppers alike feel guilty when they splurge on unnecessary goods, but over time thrill-seekers forget the guilt and only remember the high.