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Top picks from the web on money and your life, from ING economist Ian Bright – January 8, 2018

SMART success

SMART success

With around half of New Year’s Resolutions about finances failing, what can we do to make them stick? As with job objectives, we should make them SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound, say the experts in this New York Times article. And plan for hurdles, too.

Best books

Best books

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to read more this year, why not try a few books that promise to improve the way you handle your money? Here are 10 of the best, as chosen by financial advisors. For more books on economics, here are some recommended by our own team here at ING. 

Job hunt

Job hunt

New Year, new job. It’s that time when many people start thinking about different career options; January 4 was the biggest day for searches on one of the major websites in 2017. But is there a perfect time to send your CV in? Yes. Read this BBC article to find out when that is.

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