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The Psychology of Spending

October 22, 2017

Do you ever wonder why you left the mall with $500 worth of clothes when you were not planning to buy anything? Psychologists have found that there are several forces that govern our consumer behavior and cause us to make decisions that are not rational or in our best interest.

Join Dawn Davis of Apple Federal Credit Union on Tuesday, October 24 from noon to 1 p.m. as she discusses the factors that commonly affect the psychology of spending: the role of advertising, spending habits, keeping up with the Joneses, bargain hunting, impulse buying, and more. 

For location and to register, visit the Human Resources and Payroll website.

Contact Niki Imamura at or 703-933-8022 with questions.