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David Laibson, Harvard Economist, Explains Why People Procrastinate About Financial Decisions

Posted: 11/17/11 08:03 AM ET

Laura Rowley

Why do we procrastinate about financial decisions, such as joining a 401(k) -- when we know putting it off until tomorrow hurts us in the long run? Harvard economist David Laibson, who studies decision-making, talks about how to overcome inertia with Daily Finance's Laura Rowley.


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