I remember doing two things as a kid: keeping careful track of my piggy bank, and reading every financial book I could find. I'm very interested in behavioral economics and how psychology affects our ability to make good money decisions.
The human brain is not powerful enough to will money into existence — but it's close. Here's how to put mind over money.
From anchoring to the Midas Touch, learn how restaurateurs and their employees exploit consumer psychology to get you to spend more.
Credit card rewards programs look attractive, but there are several hidden costs, beginning with the cost of not redeeming those rewards.
Estimating costs is hard — and the sad part is, much of the time it's because our brains are working against us. Here's how to regain control.
If you're caught short when life catches you short, don't panic. Instead, try these strategies to manage an emergency and avoid debt.
Mom's advice to chew each bite 10 times was right. You really can improve your health just by spending more time at the table. Here's how.
Your body has a clock of its own, and if you pick the wrong time do some tasks, you'll do them poorly — and feel poorly while doing them.
Self improvement is hard, right? Wrong! Become the person you want to be with some simple tricks that leverage some quirks of your brain.
Do your projects always seem to take longer than planned? You're not alone. Here's why scheduling is hard — and how you can improve.
Our families teach us "money scripts" that can drive our entire financial lives. Learn more about what they are — and how you can change them.
Even with Obamacare, unexpected medical costs can hit your finances hard. Here's what it costs to get sick, and what you can do.
Even if you aren't planning on marrying rich, the hidden biases that affect relationships can also impact finances. Learn what blind spots you should watch for.
Avoiding that talk with your spouse about retirement will cost you both, eventually. Here's how to start talking — and planning your future.
Avoiding — and climbing out of — debt is pretty simple. But that doesn't mean it's easy. Learn why you're still in debt — and how to get out of it.
A real retirement seems to be moving further from reach. Bring it closer with good planning and realistic expectations.
Got $500 burning a hole in your pocket? Instead of blowing it on stuff, use it wisely to improve your finances, your home, or yourself.
Stop dreaming about a house, a car, or a wonderful vacation. Make those big purchases real with this simple long-term savings strategy.
If saving was easy, we'd all be saving more. Try one or more of these savings strategies and see if the habit doesn't finally stick.
Online marketers are skilled at parting you from your money. Beware of these four marketing tricks — and learn how to defend your wallet from them.
Our decisions can leave deep and lasting impacts on our future financial health, even if they don't seem to be connected to money. Here are five you must watch for.
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