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Free Money: Mental Accounting and Couples

Last week my husband and I hired a painter to put a fresh coat of paint on our hundred year old home. True to form, my husband negotiated a good deal and got the contractor down $600. When he told me he saved this amount of money, he immediately started to brainstorm...

Need to Cut the Budget? Get Your Inner Child On Board.

Guest Post From Kathleen Fox Lingering in the shower the other morning, thinking deep thoughts as a way of postponing the inevitable moment of shutting off the nice warm water and stepping out into the cold bathroom, I started pondering ways to make cuts in the...

Thinking Like a Judge

Guest Post from Tom Simmons With few exceptions, when the law forms a part of a fictional narrative, the dynamic tension turns on a very human element. In Law and Order TV episodes, the conflict is between justice and an unsympathetic defendant. In a John Grisham...