Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Your future self is a stranger

Ever wonder why so many people don’t save for their retirement?  It turns out humans treat their future selves as a stranger — and would you give money to a stranger?  The article below explains this further and suggest ways you can counteract it:

Our Puny Human Brains Are Terrible at Thinking About the Future

And that has consequences.

Jane McGonigal | Apri 13, 2017 | Slate

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April 15, 2017 Posted by | brain, psychology | , | Leave a comment

Are you a born retirement saver?

Interesting argument for nature rather than nurture when it comes to saving for retirement. From MarketWatch, April 2, 2013:

Are you a born retirement saver?

Yes—if you exercise, eat healthy and read labels

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April 10, 2013 Posted by | behaviour, decision making, investing | , , , , | Leave a comment