Last week, I kicked off a new experiment: “How would your partner spend $1,001?”
I’ve asked how you would spend $1,001. But because it’s “Money & Relationships” month, I wanted to see how you thought your partner would spend it.
We looked at the results from thousands of people. Most people thought they and their partners would spend the money similarly. Most people agreed that their top goals — and their partners’ — were to pay off debt (#1 goal) and add to savings (#2). In a bit of self-serving bias, they believed they would pay off debt more than their partners…who they said would spend more on entertainment, clothes, and travel than they would.
We’ll know more as the experiment continues. Btw, I’ve already given away thousands of dollars this year running these experiments.
This month, I’m giving away $1,001 to one of you — no catch — for telling me how you and your partner would spend the money.