Category Archives: Psychology

How much is an hour-long commute worth?

This article is a couple of years old, but still interesting and relevant, and it involves something that many of you have probably run into at some point in your lives. How much is a short commute worth? Or, looked … Continue reading

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Chase United 50,000 mile business card offer? And how banks could make us more honest

UNITED 50,000 BUSINESS CARD: SomeĀ helpful posters on this Flyertalk thread who have pointed out that it’s possible to get a 50,000 mile offer on the business version of the Chase United card. Go here, log in, and then click the … Continue reading

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Money and happiness, mileage running, hotel thermostat hacking, and scared straight

MONEY CAN BUY A LITTLE HAPPINESS, BUT NOT TOO MUCH: Summarizing a recent paper by the Brookings Institution, the Financial Times has a fascinating article on the relationship between money and happiness. To start, folks’ self-reported satisfaction rises with income … Continue reading

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Amex Biz Gold 50,000 Points offer! And why quiet neurotics are better than extroverts

AMEX 50,000: Via Mommy Points, we learn that the Amex Business Gold 50,000 point offer is back. You get the 50K points after a $5K spend in 3 months. The annual fee is $175 but is waived the first year. … Continue reading

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