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September 4, 2018 - Great articles from the web on money and your life.

More money

More money

New research suggests lottery winners are much more satisfied with their lives and that this effect is remarkably durable. While it may not be surprising, this fresh finding doesn’t only demonstrate a link between winnings and contentment, but proves that higher income causes higher life satisfaction.

Printed impact

Printed impact

When we think about behavioural science, nudges often come to mind. But this article suggests that we don’t always focus on how these nudges are delivered. To give an example, printed content is easier to understand and more memorable than a digital equivalent, and this affects our perception.

But what else?

But what else?

When making a purchase, the abstract nature of money makes it difficult to imagine what else we could use these funds for. This article explains the idea of opportunity cost and that when we spend on one thing, we are deciding not to spend that money on anything else.

Jessica Exton
Jessica Exton

Behavioural scientist at ING
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