Popular wisdom suggests pausing for a moment before buying an item and asking yourself: “Do I really need this?"
Asking the right questions may also help when faced with bigger financial decisions. After all, human emotions, biases, and plain old mistakes can mean making the smartest decisions is difficult.
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Seven thinking traps that can suck in shoppers in sales
You’ve spotted a laptop on sale with 30% off. It looks like what you’re looking for. Plus the store is offering free delivery and there’s enough credit on your card to “buy now”.
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The summer holiday season can be a time to kick back and catch up on some reading.
But which books are top of the list? Five ING economists have shared their must read books for 2015 – with the list ranging from the economics of cycling to a book about “hyper-capitalism”.
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