Ulterior Motives

How goals, both seen and unseen, drive behavior

Spending and credit cards

In my last blog entry, I wrote about research suggesting that people may spend small bills more freely than large bills. A number of people asked me what happens with credit and debit cards.

Debit and credit cards are an important part of our economic lives. These days, it is almost a surprise to go to a store and see someone pay with cash or a check. Read More

Capital Gold

In my opinion credit cards are more useful than debit cards..I also agree with that content of paying small bills freely.

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Mary

Credit cards

Hi, I came across your blog while researching whether or not to get credit card. I really like the points you brought up, at the end of the day its all about self-control. We need credit cards today, its impossible to buy anything big without them. So I have found the bank I will be getting my credit cards from. Lets see how long the self-control lasts.

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Art Markman, Ph.D., is a cognitive scientist at the University of Texas whose research spans a range of topics in the way people think.

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