Americans Would Give Up Some Weird Things For $1,000 Including HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’

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What would you give up for $1,000? That’s the question that researchers recently set out to answer in a study surrounding personal finance. What they found is that a LOT of people are depressed/anxious about their cash situation, and they also found out that just about everyone would go to extremes for $1,000.

Acorns, a micro-investing app, conducted the study and found that (1) 75% of Americans are willing to ditch Game of Thrones and not watch the final season in exchange for $1,000. (2) They also found that people are willing to give up coffee for an entire year for a $1,000 payout. (3) 70% of people would rather share how much they weigh than how much money they have saved. (4) over 1/3 of people in the study spent more money on coffee last year than they invested. (5) 44% of people spent more money on holiday gifts than they spent on investments. (6) 37% of people spent more money on vacations than they spent on investments. (7) 31% of people in the study don’t think they’ll ever be able to retire (1-in-10 don’t ever want to retire). And (8), because of the heated political climate 58% of respondents in the study want to save/invest money and 30% want to hide it under a mattress.

You can check out the full press release by following that link to PR Newswire.

I guess I’m in the minority here because it would take more than $1,000 to stop me from watching the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. 75% of Americans between the ages of 18-44 are willing to ditch it forever for some quick cash. I’m also not giving up coffee for $1,000. I wouldn’t make it through a month without coffee.

(h/t The Street)