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February 19, 2018 - Great articles from the web on money and your life.

Nest numbers

Nest numbers

What percentage of your salary are you saving for retirement? Our preference for round numbers can reduce the size of our nest eggs, argues the author of this Behavioural Scientist article. He also explores the power of anchoring – where an initial piece of information sways our thinking – in determining our contributions. 

Promotion plan

Promotion plan

Few people enjoy job interviews. But according to this Forbes writer, we should aim to have one every six months – even if we’re happy where we are – to stay on top of our game. And if you’re lusting after a promotion, write a list of 20 facts about yourself that show what you’ve accomplished. Here’s more on hiring.

Changing choices

Changing choices

Say you’re struggling between two choices and then a third is thrown into the mix. It can change how you feel about the original options – this is the decoy effect. Read how it can affect the way we buy a plane ticket, choose a phone, and even who we vote for. More here.

Jessica Exton
Jessica Exton

Behavioural scientist at ING
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