Research Shows we spend Dirty Money Faster – University of Winnipeg
That’s because people tend to spend old, wrinkled bills FASTER than they spend crisp, clean ones.
Old, worn-out bills look DIRTY . . . and that makes us want to get rid of them.
People who have a wallet full of old bills spend MORE money than people with fresh new bills.
People put a premium on crisp, new bills, and don’t want to waste them. So they hold onto them longer.
The researchers also found that people are more likely to spend their clean, new bills when they think other people are watching them.