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How can I find good financial advice?

In the last post, we looked at why it’s so important to read widely in order to avoid bad financial advice. In this post, we’ll take a look a some of the specific ways you can evaluate sources to find good financial advice.

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How does the media affect your money decisions?

Money not only affects the media, but the media can influence our money decisions. Journalists use words such as ‘crisis’ or ‘storm’ to create emotion. This is true of blogs too, with tools like CoSchedule’s headline analyzer encouraging bloggers to use uncommon, powerful, emotional words. (You may be interested to know that analysing the headline for this post, the word ‘money’ counted as an ’emotional’ word).

But how does this influence occur, and what can we do about it? Some more of the presentations at the Money Talks? conference elaborated on this theme. Continue reading “How does the media affect your money decisions?”