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The importance of would you rather questions:
If you've been paying attention to your finances for more than 15 minutes, you know that you face countless choices every day. In some cases, you face so many decisions that you don't even make the decision, you let the decision come to you. Sometimes you automatically walk into your favorite coffee shop, and you walk out $4 lighter and one latte heavier. I always buy a fountain drink when I fill up on gas (except last time, but that's because it was raining).
However, today's post isn't about the so called "important" questions. Today's would you rather questions are going to force you to choose between money and something that money can't buy. Are you excited? Because you should be.
I recently learned that the Minnesota Lynx won the national championship. Who are they, and what championship did they win? The Minnesota Lynx are Minnesota's female professional basketball team, and they won the WNBA National Championship. In fact, they win it a lot. They are Minnesota's best sports team by a long shot. Which leads me to an important would you rather question series:
Would you rather receive $5 or have your WNBA team win the National Championship?
Would you rather receive $50 or have your NBA team win the National Championship?
Would you rather receive $60 or have your NHL team win the Stanley Cup?
Would you rather receive $80 or have your MLB team win the World Series?
Would you rather receive $100 or have your NFL team win the Superbowl?
Okay, now take each of those questions, and ask would you pay that amount for them to win?
I would be interested to know if anyone's answers changed. For the record, I would pay $80 for the Twins to win and $100 for the Vikings to win, but I don't care about basketball or hockey.
Also, I apologize to those of you who prefer sports like Tennis, Golf, Running and Volleyball- those aren't part of my would you rather questions today.
In addition to catching up on old news, I've been watching too much TV recently, including the Flash which is a show based on a guy who has Super Speed (and all the other super-villian/meta-humans that he meets). Anyways, I love super powers, so here are my questions:
Would you rather triple your Netflix payment and gain instant access to all your favorite superhero shows or not?
Would you rather pay $400 month for the ability to fly or not?
Would you rather date Captain America or Thor (what that's not about money- well whatever)?
Would you rather have Batman's money or Batman's abilities (you also get his gadgets, the batmobile, etc.)?
Would you rather have your money back from seeing the last Spiderman movie, or was it worthwhile?
For the record, I won't pay more for Netflix, but I would happily pay $400/month to fly, especially if I could carry Rob and Kenny with me. I would rather date Thor, I prefer Batman's abilities to his money, and I want my money back.
The last set of would you rather questions are about superabilities of the more mundane variety. I would consider these super abilities about one step above the abilities of your mundane hero (like your mom or your dad). Let's see where you fall:
Would you rather pay $50 a month to crave working out and health food, or just try to gut your way there?
Would you rather pay $120 a month to be able to prepare a healthy meal in 15 minutes or less every night, or not?
Would you rather pay $250 a month for the ability to thoroughly clean your house in 5 minutes, or not?
Would you rather pay $60 a month for a super fast metabolism, or not?
Would you rather pay $5 a month for blindingly fast and accurate mental math, or not?
I'm on the edge with all of these. I think the one that I might tip me over the edge is the ability to prepare healthy meals in such a short amount of time. I feel like that would be a worthwhile super-power. The cleaning one is also pretty tempting, but I think I can resist.
What about you?
I'm a wife, a mom, an employee, and a personal finance nerd who is devoted to spreadsheeting my way through life.