All of Your Black Friday Questions Answered

Personal Finance

All of Your Black Friday Questions Answered

All of Your Black Friday Questions Answered

In the first Google Hangout of what will be many more to come, the Credit.com Credit Experts teamed up with the well-respected experts at RetailMeNot and Bankrate to answer every Black Friday question imaginable. From layaway to retail credit cards to shopping trends, we discussed the hot topics you asked us about on Facebook, Twitter… Read More

Our Tendency to Believe Confident People Over Cautious People

Personal Finance

Our Tendency to Believe Confident People Over Cautious People

Our Tendency to Believe Confident People Over Cautious People

People prefer advice from an expert who projects confidence over an expert who shows caution, according to a recent study. That’s understandable — after all, it makes sense to follow the opinion of someone who seems sure of what they’re talking about instead of someone who hem, haws, and hedges. But the more surprising finding of the study was that people have a statistically significant tendency to prefer the advice of confident advisers even after those advisers demonstrate themselves to be unreliable.

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