How Behavioral Economics Can Help You Retire Rich The behavioral economics expert and professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is the maestro of the behavioral tweak. His skills, and those of other researchers and experts in fields ranging … Continue reading Deadline + reward = $
The psychological trick that makes it harder to pay off your credit cards Unlike your typical mortgage or car loan, credit cards are a door to open-ended debt. There exist no standard repayment plans, no deadlines to keep you on … Continue reading Anchoring to the minimum payment
Cash isn’t going away, but it will become digital For more than 3,000 years, cash has played a critical role in the way our society functions — due as much to its fiscal value as its emotional and cultural connotations. … Continue reading Thoughtless spending
A Little Nagging Can Help Reduce Credit Card Debt While no one likes to be nagged, a bit of prodding — with periodic emails or online messages — can help consumers reduce their credit card debt, a new study has … Continue reading How reminders can help manage money
Government Cash Handouts Won’t Strengthen Families Heather Boushey, an economic adviser to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and the executive director of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, has a plan to help American families while attacking inequality. She wants to … Continue reading The cons of giving people cash
How to Motivate Your Employees: Give Them Compliments and Pizza It is Monday morning. You have just arrived at work, and you get one of the following three emails, each promising a different reward if you get everything done that … Continue reading Is pizza the best motivator?
Money can’t buy happiness? That’s just wishful thinking Money can’t buy happiness: it’s a rarely questioned truism. It also tends to be most enthusiastically embraced by those who have never gone without it. “I’ve tried hard to care about money,” … Continue reading Are rich people less lonely?