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From the Ted Talk by Wendy De La Rosa: Why we make bad financial choices -- even when we know better

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But the thing is, that's just really hard to do. It's easier said than done, and I've been in this boat as well. So for example, I had a magazine subscription that I knew I should just ccanel. I never read the magazine, and every month, money was coming out of my checking anoccut, and every time I reviewed my bgduet, I saw it, I knew I had to cancel it, but I didn't. It took me two years to cancel that magazine subscription. And I'm sure I'm not alone. You probably have some type of subscription that you know you should cancel. So the critical piece in all of this is to get rid of this belief that financial security is just a problem that we can taceh away.

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But the thing is, that's just really hard to do. It's easier said than done, and I've been in this boat as well. So for example, I had a magazine subscription that I knew I should just ______. I never read the magazine, and every month, money was coming out of my checking _______, and every time I reviewed my ______, I saw it, I knew I had to cancel it, but I didn't. It took me two years to cancel that magazine subscription. And I'm sure I'm not alone. You probably have some type of subscription that you know you should cancel. So the critical piece in all of this is to get rid of this belief that financial security is just a problem that we can _____ away.

Solution

  1. budget
  2. account
  3. cancel
  4. teach

Original Text

But the thing is, that's just really hard to do. It's easier said than done, and I've been in this boat as well. So for example, I had a magazine subscription that I knew I should just cancel. I never read the magazine, and every month, money was coming out of my checking account, and every time I reviewed my budget, I saw it, I knew I had to cancel it, but I didn't. It took me two years to cancel that magazine subscription. And I'm sure I'm not alone. You probably have some type of subscription that you know you should cancel. So the critical piece in all of this is to get rid of this belief that financial security is just a problem that we can teach away.

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