The radical premise of a new book suggests that free markets, even when they function perfectly, don’t operate to the benefit of all.
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Our bias in favor of U.S. stocks robs us of opportunities to invest in promising companies that happen to be based elsewhere.
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Extreme frugality may be a sign of a deeper emotional issue, but in most cases, you can learn to spend without pain.
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Be sure to have a complete investing strategy, including your plan to sell, in place before any mayhem occurs.
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Discover how a trusted friend and a diary can make you a better investor.
Financial literacy is a key to fighting economic abuse.
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To protect your budget while shopping, be aware of the sneaky tricks that will trigger your urge to buy.
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Trusted financial professionals can be among the first to spot a problem that's more than just normal forgetfulness.
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Many companies will raise your annual retirement contribution for you--no need to lift a finger.
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One-third of adults who combine finances with a partner or spouse have committed financial infidelity.
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Data from investors' brain activity, prices, trading volume and social-media chatter help detect an overpriced stock market.
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Set realistic, attainable goals, declare them publicly and develop a detailed action plan.
Research shows that women prefer a personalized approach that focuses more on goals than on results.
When top dogs fall to being underdogs, watch out that you're not along for the ride.
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Playing games makes people feel good. Can that translate into saving and spending more wisely?
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Educated investors are often too confident in their own capacity to evaluate a deal.
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Just the thought of money can make us focus more on ourselves than on others.
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Be an Anglophile and adopt this British investing approach to ease young investors into stocks.
We tend to pay off the card with the smallest balance first, regardless of the interest rate.
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This book on how our minds’ intuitive and logical parts work together can help us recognize investing mistakes.
Giving up a lump sum in favor of a series of payments may wreak havoc with our mental accounts.
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Both of these extreme spending personalities suffer pain and guilt when faced with opening up their wallets. Here's how you can strike a better balance.
The relationship between happiness and income can be summed up in a simple equation, but really, it's complicated.
You'll beat tricky merchants and let bad shoppers pay for your bargain.
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Believing in the illusion of control, or the ability to forecast the future, can cause overconfidence in investors and harm to your portfolio.
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Step one: Recognize -- and overcome -- the psychological hurdles that influence our behavior.
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Don't let tricky marketing ploys influence your financial decisions and get you to spend more.
Don't let an inundation of news scare you away from your long-term investing strategy.
Set goals and monitor your spending and saving to strengthen your financial resolve.
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