Dec 6, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Thursday, December 6, 2012

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A Stanford study has found that you would think harder about saving for retirement if you could see just what you'd look like when you are older. If you just noticed your Instagram photos started looking weird on Twitter, you…

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Using scary online photos to motivate saving for retirement

Dec 6, 2012
Investment company Merrill Edge wants you to start saving retirement, so badly that they've built an online tool that will help you do it, and terrify you in the process.

A Stanford study has found that you would think harder about saving for retirement if you could see just what you’d look like when you are older. If you just noticed your Instagram photos started looking weird on Twitter, you weren’t alone. It’s not a software glitch — it was more like “shot’s [being] fired” between the two social media giants according to Slate technology blogger Will Oremus.

 

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