Learn how to avoid big mistakes by instinct

Brian livingston By Brian Livingston

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Snap Judgment: When to Trust Your Instincts, When to Ignore Them, and How to Avoid Making Big Mistakes with Your Money (photo, below) is a new hardcover book on the way human beings instinctively misjudge number problems.

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The author, David E. Adler, is a leader in the new field of behavioral economics. He’s a writer for Financial Planning magazine and the producer of a forthcoming special on the U.S.’s PBS network showing how people make costly errors.

Snap judgment excerpt
Our exclusive excerpt contains three full chapters that delve into the psychology of gaming, including tips on how to increase your odds of coming out ahead in any wager. The book won’t hit the shelves until late June, but you can get our sneak peek now through June 17.

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Brian Livingston is editorial director of WindowsSecrets.com and co-author of Windows Vista Secrets and 10 other books.
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