By eobrien818
February 23, 2018

I’ve noticed that engineers tend to take particular delight in managing their personal finances. If a reader shares a home-made spreadsheet of expenses and investment returns, chances are good that it’s an engineer. There’s probably something transferrable in the skill set–someone who designs and builds systems at work will likely enjoy doing it in his or her personal life as well. (I, on the other hand, get more joy from words than from numbers and find handling my own finances to be a bit of a chore.) But what about economists? How do people who get paid to think about money handle their own cash? Here at MONEY, we were curious to find out, so we asked three professional economists how they approach spending and saving for retirement. Their answers may surprise you–read them in today’s edition.

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