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Top picks from the web on money and your life, from ING economist Ian Bright – January 22, 2018

Happy money

Happy money

Does the amount of money we make affect how we experience happiness? Higher earners derive joy from their own accomplishments, while lower earners take greater pleasure from their relationships with other people, psychologists found. Read more about how wealth and personality are linked here

Baby steps

Baby steps

Focusing on small goals could help you prepare for retirement. Business Insider relates findings where 30% of people agreed to save $5 a day, but only seven percent agreed if the figure was presented as the equivalent $150 a month. Commitment contracts can help too.

Flatpack profits

Flatpack profits

The folk at Ikea certainly know how to get us to spend. Fake clocks and a lack of windows make you lose all sense of time, while pads and pencils induce a commitment to buy, as this article explains. Here are some other retail tricks to watch out for.

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