It’s a popular refrain: evaluate your life to reduce time pressure and the resulting stress. But what if this approach wasn’t as useful as you’d initially thought? We went from driving to a store to purchase closing to “one-click” ordering on Amazon to save time, but what did we lose in the process? Are we making poorer decisions because we’re moving at the speed of light, all propelled by brands working hard to get you to buy more. When you save time, do you actually feel less stressed (hell, do any of us feel less stressed than we did ten years ago?) What if adding friction was the answer, rather than decreasing it. Soon Yu joins us today to talk about why friction may not be all bad, and why it can actually help keep more Benjamins in your wallet. He shares stories about a 20-minute coffee process, baking cakes, and how we can manipulate our dopamine levels to reduce unnecessary spending.
But wait, there’s more! In our headline segment, we talk about Social Security benefits and the misinformation to watch out for. You expect to get correct information when you call the Social Security Administration but some agents are handing out incorrect information by mistake. We’ll tell you what to look out for and how to check your Social Security benefits before you retire. We also answer Jake’s question about receiving a gift from his mom and Doug shares his TV trivia.
- Beware of incorrect advice about claiming Social Security benefits (Investment News)
- 10 Quotes From Experts Who Were Proved Wrong (ListVerse)
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Big thanks to Soon Yu for joining us. To learn more about Soon, visit his website. Grab a copy of his book Friction: Adding Value By Making People Work for It.
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- Jake has a question about buying land to build on in the future.
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Written by: Brooke Miller
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