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In his book, Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely introduces the idea of a credit card that empowers one's self-control. By 2020. we can now embed the credit cards with smart chips that can link with other smart devices (your refrigerator, your wardrobe, your medical records, etc.) and guide you to better decisions.

Establishing an economic system that works with our psychology and impulse to enable better choices will free up resources for everybody. This is one such card offer - the Mama Money Credit Card.

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Comment by Sarah Shaw Tatoun on April 1, 2010 at 10:12am
Nice, Mark. I was thinking awhile ago about offering something similar-- a service called, "Talk me out of it" where a compulsive spender could call me when they were just about to buy something and I would listen to their reasons for why they should buy it and then give them reasons to a) not buy at all, b) buy something cheaper or c) go ahead and get it, depending on their overall life goals and desires.
Comment by PJE on April 1, 2010 at 2:28pm
Mark Mulerkin
This is comic genius! Well done. It is actually an excellent idea too. Especially the bit where you don't get the thing you want, you get fined for trying to get it and the person who really needs it gets the money. As a mother I did react to the word 'nag' knowing they never do this, my reaction was followed by a moment of lucidity 'nag' must stand for 'nice advice giveaway' or something a bit catchier along those lines.
Comment by ninmah on April 1, 2010 at 5:31pm
Hah, this is great! It's funny AND it could actually work ;-)
Comment by Kevin DiVico on April 2, 2010 at 3:28am
Well done Mark...
Comment by Turil Cronburg on April 4, 2010 at 12:13am
Hahahaha! Love it!

Of course I want the positive only one, which tells me the things I CAN buy, and why they are good choices, rather than being nagged (my own mom never nagged me, thankfully, and was supportive of me doing good things when she could be).
Comment by MichalHuller on April 9, 2010 at 9:30pm
Mark, this video is LOL completely, love it.
It coukd work better with joinning the "Creditholic Anonymous" group.


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