How to make financially delaying gratification easier

Simple mental math to use before any purchase

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Why is delayed gratification good?

One of the most influential studies around willpower was the famous Marshmellow experiment. Kids were offered either one marshmallow now, or 2 after waiting for 15 minutes.

The problem with delayed gratification in real life

One of the major problems that occur within real-life situations of this is based on the concept of reliability. And it goes like this:

How the FIRE movement can improve delayed gratification

This is an idea based around the FIRE movement, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to subscribe to the entire movement.

I’m not telling you where to invest

I’m far from the first person to talk about compound interest, and what I offer is not sage financial advice.

Top writer in UX Design. UX, Data Visualization and Data Science. Author of Data Persuasion: https://tinyurl.com/rndb9bw. Substack: dataanddesign.substack.com

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