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Let's talk about death

Let's talk about death | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

It’s not as if the spectre of death and disease is unfamiliar; our research shows that nearly half of those Britons (45%) we surveyed say that they know someone who has suffered a serious illness or injury – and 46% say that these people had to rely on friends and family or the State to make ends meet as a result. And even then, nearly one in five of these families (18%) still had to cut back on either heating and lighting or food at this traumatic time.

Neither is it a lack of options. A wide range of financial protection products is now available to mitigate the risk of an unexpected illness or death. As their name suggests, financial protection products are designed to help protect against the financial repercussions of an individual’s death, terminal illness or critical illness – either by paying out a cash lump sum or by helping to pay off a mortgage. Other financial protection products include income protection plans, whole of life protection plans and even pre-paid funeral plans. These products are widely available through IFAs and online.

Sharrock's insight:

excerpt: "Scientists tell us that one particular bias, called the Current Moment Bias (also known as the ‘power of now’ or ‘time discounting’), makes it difficult for people to imagine themselves in the future, which means that they are unlikely to alter their behaviours and expectations accordingly. This ‘ostrich’ effect can have a negative effect on financial planning."

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10 Logical Fallacies in Blog Comments | WordStream

10 Logical Fallacies in Blog Comments | WordStream | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Learn ten common logical fallacies and cognitive biases that show up in blog comments. Know how to recognize and avoid these commenting fallacies!

Via Frank Carbullido
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How do you like the Long Emergency so far...........?

How do you like the Long Emergency so far...........? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
James Howard Kunstler is one of my favourite writers.  No one has such a way with words, incisive, cynical, sarcastic, derisive, humorous, and also well written full of wit and clever imagery.........
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This is not an optimistic TED talk. It does get one thinking and there is a need to research his conclusions and suggestions.

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