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Your choice? More money or more sex

Or would you prefer to have an extra hour each day?

By Karen Datko Oct 6, 2009 1:52PM

If you had to pick among the following, what would you prefer -- more money, more time, less weight or more sex?


In a recent survey by and, the majority of people picked more money.


Our friend Sharon Harvey Rosenberg, also known as The Frugal Duchess, shared these results from the poll with her readers.

  • 57% would rather save an extra $50 a week.
  • 31% would rather lose one clothing size.
  • 6% would choose for more sex.
  • 6% would rather have an extra hour every day. (Sharon would vote with this group, but she’d use a third of that time to make more money.)

It should be noted that the survey was dominated by women -- 5,250 females responded, compared with 627 men.


The survey also indicated that people are making small adjustments -- rather than major changes -- because of the economy. For instance:

“When they see results, however, it’s empowering: The survey showed that more women (45%) feel better when they slash grocery costs, versus sticking to an exercise regimen (24%), for example,” said a post about the survey at


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Published Oct. 6, 2009

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