Saving money is hard, experts say, because you don't relate to your "future self." Saving would be easier if you had more sympathy for that far-off old person that you are becoming.
An "Investing 101" post in the Breakout section of Yahoo Finance, includes a video demonstrating one of several web tools that alters a photo of your face to show what you might look like at retirement age or beyond. The gimmick is meant to get people to identify with who they will be years from now - and to give that old person money.
Face Retirement, a page at the Merrill Edge site, takes a photo of you, using your computer's camera, then purports to age you by 10, 20 or up to 50 years. You can read guesstimates of what you're aged self will be paying for gasoline, and you may share the doctored photos on Facebook. Oh, and you'll be invited to open a Merrill retirement account.