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Outside the Box: Could this be the secret to saving for retirement?


We save too little, spend too much and what we buy often disappoints. Is there an antidote for this financially self-destructive behavior? One intriguing possibility: visualization. If you’re like me, the word itself makes you a little queasy. It conjures up images of both self-absorbed, navel-gazing yuppies (not something I aspire to be) and Olympic athletes getting in the zone (not something I’ll ever be). Still, I think there’s value in spending serious time pondering our financial goals.

Visualization is often used to boost confidence, reduce anxiety and take a few mental practice runs before we try …

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