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Gamblers as Personal Finance Activists

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Fafa2e, Jun 5, 2015.

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  1. Fafa2e

    Fafa2e Low-Roller

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    I was reading a WSJ article about Ant--Poverty Experiments, which had a link to this Federal Reserve study that I thought the board may be interested in.

    http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2012/201218/201218pap.pdf

    It's a pretty long and boring read, but I skimmed through it and found it interesting to make comparisons to my own personal gambling and financial habits.
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yeah, I skimmed it too. Research papers are a bit of a snooze. Interesting stats though. One data point I was surprised by. Less people gambled less during the Great Recession (expected), but those who did gamble, gambled more on average.
     
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    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    I stopped at the abstract, anything else interesting?
     
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