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July 18, 2018 - Great articles from the web on money and your life.

Social saviour

Social saviour

Science says the power of social comparison can help save us from bias when playing the share market. Research shows that investors guided by what others did performed better, versus a focus on advisers or financial literacy.

Amazon trap

Amazon trap

Subscription services such as Amazon Prime may promise great deals and ongoing benefits. But paying for membership can actually get us spending more to make up for this cost, rather than because we need what we buy.

For the birds

For the birds

When is it best to check your account balance? Studies show that it’s when we know we are ripe with cash, such as on pay day. The ostrich effect means we ignore what we don’t want to see, remaining blissfully unaware.

Jessica Exton
Jessica Exton

Behavioural scientist at ING
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