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April 6, 2019 - Great articles from the web on money and your life.

Default dilemma

Default dilemma

Defaults can have unintended, even harmful outcomes. For example, the default to automatically play videos on Facebook can expose people to destructive imagery unless carefully curated. While auto-play is effective, adding a bit of friction isn’t always bad.

Mind matters

Mind matters

Spending on credit doesn’t seem to feel like spending. When we pay with cash, both the pleasure and pain parts of our brain light up. Yet only the pleasure part lights up when we spend on credit card. This could lead to over-spending.

Gig decline

Gig decline

While we may be forgiven for thinking the gig economy is exploding, the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics found a decline in gig economy participation between 2005 and 2017. Traditional work has some perks, such as easier sharing of ideas and resources, which maintain its attractiveness.

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Jessica Exton
Jessica Exton

Behavioural scientist at ING
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