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When I was planning my wedding, everyone warned me about "once in a lifetime" mentality, which is basically an excuse to spend money like crazy because it's a special occasion. This mentality doesn't just apply to weddings, though. It can hit during other occasions, too.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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To get the most of your money, you should spend on the things you love, not just like. That's easier said than done, of course, but next time you're about to make an impulsive purchase, stop and ask yourself one simple question: what if?