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Money for nothing? Avoiding blunders by the numbers
Numbers, maths and statistics errors can easily trip us up when it comes to personal finance.
We learn at school that numbers are a great way to represent facts. When a number is quoted, it automatically lends greater weight to a claim.
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We’re all in a position of power – but can you make it pay?
I’ve been told that when I put my hands on my hips, people know I mean business.
It’s a well-intentioned joke – but well-known research suggests there might be a serious side, and that this sort of “power pose” might help in salary and other important negotiations. The idea is back under the spotlight…
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What’s wrong with the cost of an “average” wedding?
How much do you think people spend on their weddings?
The sum a stranger splashes on the confetti, cake and other special touches for their big day might not seem very relevant to you. But newspaper reports and talk around the office water cooler of lavish champagne receptions,…
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How your peers can help you stay afloat
Influences from other people can have a powerful effect, and may make or break your bank balance.
It is tempting to go with the flow when we work, play and learn from each other – but are we following the right leads from our friends and relatives?
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