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Money Fight Club: The smart way to save money one punch at a time by Lindsay Cook, Anne Caborn

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Round 8: Never Be Blindsided

“Sometimes, she had discovered, you had to walk around the holes in your life, instead of falling into them.”

Natalie O’Reilly in Blindsided, written by Priscilla Cummings

This is a relatively short chapter but a really important one. To be truly fighting fit and defeat your financial opponents – including organisations, personal debts and wider economic factors, such as high interest rates – you have to be in control of any weaknesses you might have. Remember that everyone plays on these weaknesses to get you to part with money you do not have or do not want to spend.

The supermarkets deliberately create confusion to get us to buy more expensive packs when there are cheaper ones next to them. The banks bamboozle ...

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