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Top picks from the web on money and your life, from ING economist Ian Bright – August 8, 2017

Money and marriage

Money and marriage

Be careful how you handle money at the beginning of a relationship: patterns established early on are likely to last a lifetime, according to a new book. It describes an interview-based study of couples who had been married for decades that found only major life changes such as dementia tended to alter how money was managed. 

Cyber security

Cyber security

The unique way in which we each hold our phones or walk down the street can be used by banks to safeguard our account details, the BBC reports. Companies are now using the accelerometers and gyroscopes in our handsets to gauge wrist strength and gait in order to tell us apart from fraudsters.

Bad bets

Bad bets

UK bookmakers are increasingly promoting very specific, complex bets which are likely to mislead customers, according to research. The more specific an event, the less likely it is to occur, which allows bookmakers to offer alluringly high potential wins. And punters are very bad at estimating complex event probabilities, the study found.

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