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December 27, 2018 - Great articles from the web on money and your life.

Indulging sales

Indulging sales

Sales are tough times for our brains and advertisers know it. Research shows that we struggle with money choices when overwhelmed with stimuli or behavioural tricks; we’re more easily persuaded to spend. But knowing it can help us, as this article explains.

Shocked savings

Shocked savings

Behavioural economics often refers to procrastination as one of the biggest reasons people aren’t saving more money. A study, however, shows financial shocks to our systems may play a larger role. These include job losses, sudden health issues, and more.

Pension games

Pension games

Many online games use competition to keep people playing. Who doesn’t want to be the best? Nest, a UK retirement fund provider, is looking to add game-like elements (or "gamification") in a bid to get people saving more into their pension.

Jessica Exton
Jessica Exton

Behavioural scientist at ING
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