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Top picks from the web on money and your life, from ING economist Ian Bright – February 12, 2018

Retirement risks

Retirement risks

When planning for retirement we can fall prey to all sorts of risks, warns this Time.com feature. Maybe you set your savings rate early on and haven’t raised it since – that’s complacency risk. Or maybe you let your feelings sway your investments – that’s emotional risk. And don’t forget longevity risk – the very real possibility of outliving your pension.

Lonely purchases

Lonely purchases

A little retail therapy can do wonders for our mood – until we get the credit card bill, at least. But did you know that feeling lonely makes women want to buy things – but it makes men want to buy experiences? Here’s more on how emotions affect our financial decisions.

Banking on bitcoin

Banking on bitcoin

Whether or not you should invest in Bitcoin is a personal decision, writes behavioural economist Stephanie Bank. But the cryptocurrency “frenzy” – as she describes it – has less to do with intelligence or experience, and more to do with human psychology. Herding and confirmation bias are key causes. Read more about Bitcoin in our report.

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