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The Slow Money Movement

Let’s take a moment to praise the slow cooker.

Articles by Betterment Editors

By the Editorial Staff
Betterment Resource Center  |  Published: February 15, 2013

The humble slow cooker cuts down your time in the kitchen, it makes use of budget friendly ingredients, and reduces fuss and mess. It’s convenient, without the evils of convenience food.

We’re food lovers here. We’re also technology lovers (duh). So the slow cooker really tickles our fancy.

Slow cookers assist a fast paced life, while allowing you to live by the principles of the slow food movement: honesty, integrity, simplicity, and transparency.

It’s kind of like Betterment for food:

Slow cooked beef short ribs with creamy mash: What Katie Ate
  1. There’s some initial prep work involved, but then you’re free to go and do other things –like write to-do lists, draft replies to those unanswered emails, ask Woody Harrelson anything on reddit, or look at this cute picture.
  2. Select the right mix of ingredients. Then let it marinate. No monitoring, no interfering, and as a general rule: the longer the better.
  3. Time is the magic ingredient. It is not possible to achieve the complexities and depth of flavor from other cooking methods. The same goes for investment returns – we all know the one where the 40-year old investor needs to invest twice as much to get the same returns as her peer who started investing at 30. Time, my friend, time.
  4. But… sometimes you can’t help but sneak a bite of bubbling hot goodness. Hey, it’s yours. If you want access to your pot of gold you can always lift the lid – just beware that hasty decisions can burn you.
  5. The best thing? With almost no effort, you can cook like a five star chef.

(*burp*). Delicious.

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