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Success or Failure - How Color Determines The Fate

Recently I have been writing about the effect color has on our decision making. Yesterday I came a cross another article that explores how different brands choose colors for their logos. Has it ever occurred to you why you feel safer in on...
by living on a budget on Feb 18, 2010

What Budgeting can Learn from Dieting

Getting spending under control has something very similar to loosing weight. Spending money gives us a "good mood" kick as a piece of chocolate does too. As with dieting - budgeting is all about helping spend less than you earn (eat less than you nor...
by living on a budget on Feb 11, 2010

What Colour Is Your Shopping Trolley

Now, we all might think of ourself as quite smart shoppers, armed with a shopping list, adhering to a set budget, but unfortunately for us our decisions are much more guided by our subconscious rather than rati...
by living on a budget on Feb 4, 2010

Which Budget Personality Are You? 13 Questions to Help You Choose

What would you prefer? A quick test to help you pick the right budgeting tool Here is a quick test I’ve created to help you match your approach to budgeting and the tools available to you. Answer each question assigning a value from 1 to 9 with...
by living on a budget on Feb 2, 2010

Trolley Psychology in the Supermakret

If you are a smart shopper you might think you are in control of what you buy. But there is the whole science behind how products are organised, priced, labeled and how sections are ordered. Nothing is left to the chance! There is...
by living on a budget on Feb 1, 2010

What Coloure Is Your Shopping Trolley

Now, we all might think of ourself as quite smart shoppers, armed with a shopping list, adhering to a set budget, but unfortunately for us our decisions are much more guided by our subconscious rather than rati...
by living on a budget on Jan 28, 2010

Money Can Buy You Happiness!

There is new peace of research suggesting that actually money does make us feel better, happier even. The trick is in how we get access to the money as well as when and how we spend it. People surveyed after they won a substantials&nb...
by living on a budget on Jan 26, 2010

Job loss survival strategies

It was supposed to be a good year but yesterday one of my friends called to share the news – he was just made redundant... Bugger! We met up for drinks – no fancy bars any more or cocktails. We headed straight to a pub for a beer “you know, bet...
by living on a budget on Jan 25, 2010

Discover Your Personal Model of Success in 10 minutes

Let’s have a look at what success means for you and what do you REALLY want? Once you’ve identified what type of success you really want and what underling values fuel your motivation you than also can identify how your money spending behaviours...
by living on a budget on Jan 21, 2010

This Will Help You Change Your Spending Habit

Every day while commuting from and to work I use the blissful 25 minutes on the train to read feeds from over thirty different blogs, covering most of my interests: from personal finance to positive psychology, from I-will-teach-you-to be-rich b...
by living on a budget on Jan 18, 2010

Spending: 4 Things To Watch Out For On a Menu

The bad news first: even if you are aware of the influence a carefully designed menu will have on your decision making you won’t be able to do much about it! The good new is: at least you could try and sometimes re-consider your choices! There is...
by living on a budget on Jan 18, 2010

Reading Our Mind

Martin Lindstrom, an advertising and marketing consultant and the author of "Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy", sais: "The problem is, online people are not aware of how stupid they can be" There has been a lot of research in the recent yea...
by living on a budget on Jan 18, 2010

The Actual Value of Spending

I don't know if I am a shopping addict, I presume I am not, but... Recently I found a spending Weigh-in journal very interesting and indeed an eye opener! It's a simple table that you suppose to fill out the same way as you would fill out a weight-in...
by living on a budget on Jan 18, 2010

It's Friday, Amen!

Something very interesting happened this morning. You know how obsessed I am with changing my "spending on coffee" habit! I think today I have unintentionally experienced the impact of what they call "setting small achievable goals"! I was on my...
by living on a budget on Jan 18, 2010

What is MBTI?

If you google MBTI types you will be presented with an endless list of literature and tests that should help you understand yourself better and resolve difficulties when dealing with others. You would benefit most if you use your understanding of MB...
by living on a budget on Jan 14, 2010


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