When I was a young child, my uncle would amaze me will different kinds of magic tricks. One of the tricks he would do and the one I enjoyed the most was the old "quarter behind the ear" trick. Looking back on it, the trick was pretty cheesy and if I'd paid attention, I could have seen exactly how the "trick" was being performed.
It's been about 20 years or so since I've seen a magic trick involving money. Yesterday, I saw something that could have been described as a bad money trick.
This guy in front of me at the gas station purchased $90 in gas and $10 in lottery tickets and paid with a hundred dollar bill. In a matter of seconds, the hundred dollar bill was gone. I can't believe how quickly this guy went from having a hundred dollar bill to not having it.
If I want to giving my savings a boost, maybe I should switch to using cash only. I know it would be alot harder to spend cold hard cash versus putting the purchase on my debit card.
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