Rational economics doesn’t always govern how we make decisions about our money in the real world. We’re launching a series called Brain Drain with Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty desk to explore the ways in which our minds are rigged to cost us money.
The first topic in our series: When to spend your savings.
Financial advisers tell us to stash away money in a safe place and leave it there, untouched. But are we being too protective of our savings? Abigail Sussman, a professor of marketing at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, explains how acting too responsibly with our savings can cost us.
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