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Top picks from the web on money and your life, from ING economist Ian Bright – July 31, 2017

Too many options?

Too many options?

When negotiating your salary, you might assume that having plenty of offers on the table would improve your position - but it can actually make things harder. According to research, having many alternatives can influence what people think is a reasonable offer – sometimes leaving them in  a weaker position: this is due to anchoring.

Debtless Dee-1

Debtless Dee-1

Rappers may be known for their “bling” lifestyles. But Dee-1’s  track “No Car Note” is about financial literacy and shunning frivolities to create a debt-free life. Driving a 1998 Honda means he can pay off his mortgage and pour money into his savings instead. He has previously rapped about paying off his student loans.

Thankless tasks

Thankless tasks

Women are more likely than men to get lumbered with workplace duties that don’t count towards their job performance and won’t help them get promoted, according to a study. Wasting time on these tasks has “large implications for the (gender) wage gap”, and can mean women progress more slowly up the career ladder, the researchers said.

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