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Published: Monday, Dec. 16 2013 10:37 p.m. MST

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Maybe you heard about that infamous Kelton study from 2007 that found Americans could identify more ingredients in a Big Mac than the individual Ten Commandments.



It’s true, folks. Eighty percent of Americans knew there were two all-beef patties in a Big Mac — but just six in ten could identify “Thou shalt not kill” as one of the Ten Commandments. I know.

I’m sorry to say my anecdotal research verifies the Kelton study.



I know a Big Mac has two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions — all on a sesame seed bun, no less — but I can only name eight of the Ten Commandments. (Don’t tell my third grade catechism teacher, Sister Nora.)

I wonder if Sister Nora would feel better if I told her I can name my Ten Personal Finance Commandments.



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