When Feelings of Comfort Trump Spreadsheet Math

“Carl,” my friend told me, in a heated moment of financial debate, “You need a new truck like you need a bullet in the head.”

I fired something back about how off base she was, how it would be a sound purchase, and who was she to say anyway?

We went back and forth. It was very unproductive, and we let our tempers get the better of us before we finally walked away to cool off.

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