The history of financial mistakes

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By BBC Radio 4

The history of financial mistakes

History is littered with tales of financial error – many instantly familiar even though they may have taken place several centuries apart. Why do we keep on making the same mistakes with our money and what can we do to stop making them? Paul Lewis discusses with Russell Napier, the Keeper of Edinburgh's Library of Mistakes, Prof Nicky Marsh who is writing a book on the history of financial advice and Dr Joe Gladstone from UCL's School of Management who helps people make better behavioural choices with their money. Picture: General Gregor Macgregor - Scottish soldier, adventurer and confidence trickster. Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon
The history of financial mistakes
The history of financial mistakes
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