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January 16, 2019 - Great articles from the web on money and your life.

Teslas cheaper now?

Teslas cheaper now?

Tesla cars are now pricier, yet more affordable. US tax credits worth $7,500 are being withdrawn, so Tesla is cutting prices by $2,000. This upfront change helps buyers who can’t afford to wait for tax credits, even though the car is more expensive overall – and “the now” typically has higher appeal.

Risky investor plans

Risky investor plans

Fear of missing out often gets people investing in startups, but a study also suggests they’re cautious. Dramatic plans may boost funding chances but attract lower sums. This meant investors were biased towards “disruptive” ideas but remained risk averse. If large sums are sought, modest plans might be best.

Objection overruled

Objection overruled

Making money choices is complicated. We compare various options when we make a decision and choose the one we value most. But whether we know it or not, factors like stress, distractions and addiction can overrule that process and push us automatically towards an option.

Jessica Exton
Jessica Exton

Behavioural scientist at ING
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