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What’s Really Driving Your Financial Decisions?

September 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Your Money

by Kristy Welsh

(Last Updated On: February 26, 2018)

Self-Awareness Month: What’s Really Driving Your Financial Decisions?

Why do you buy things you can’t afford, don’t need, and inevitably regret? Why aren’t you saving more for emergencies, college, and retirement? Why does it scare you so much to spend money on anything at all? Only you have the answers. Time to dig in to what’s driving your financial decisions…and how to change them, need be.

Are Financial Decisions in Your Genes?

The next time you kick yourself for being too reckless with your money – or too conservative – cut yourself some slack. First, you learn from your mistakes. Second, some element of your financial decision making may be beyond your control.

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In a study of 75 twenty-something participants, professors at Northeastern University, Harvard, and the University of California Riverside found that gratitude makes for better financial decisions than a “neutral” feeling, or even one of happiness. Here’s how to get it.

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We’re never going to agree with our partners about everything, and money matters are no exception. While most of us may fight about it, then come to some sort of compromise, a notable number of Americans evidently prefer the most non-confrontational approach possible – secrecy.

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If managing money is a mystery to you, clue yourself in to this: Change your money mindset and you’ll likely be surprised at how money starts working for you.

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The wisest way to raise your financial IQ may not be studying the advice of personal finance experts. On the contrary, you may not have to look much further than your own literature on the subject.

The Counterintuitive Trick to Making Your Money Resolution Stick

If changing the health of your personal finances is priority number one in the New Year, there is only one sure way of setting yourself up for success: change the way you perceive failure.

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