09/20/2012 10:47 am ET Updated Nov 20, 2012

The Time-Wasting Mistake You Probably Make Daily

(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY My 5-year-old has started to get into board games. I've never been a board game person, so when he suggests playing a game, I tend to suggest other activities. Sometimes, I spend quite a bit of time suggesting other activities. The other night, though, I finally got cornered into a game of Candy Land. It took all of three minutes to play. I realized I've probably spent more time protesting about how I don't want to play Candy Land, and thinking about why I don't want to play Candy Land, than the game would actually consume on any given day.

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