The 7 Money Mantras Experts Live By
These easy-to-remember phrases will help you spend less, earn more and be a little more Zen about your finances.
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Jack Otter, executive editor at CBS MoneyWatch.com
and author of Worth It...Not Worth It?: Simple & Profitable Answers to Life's Tough Financial Questions
, says that very few people look back on their lives and regret the things they didn't purchase. Behavioral economists have found you get a lot more pleasure from buying experiences (i.e., a week at the beach) versus buying stuff (like that couch); the memory gets even rosier over time.