Thai properties high on Chinese tourists’ Lunar New Year holiday shopping lists

The number of enquiries in China about Thai property listings in January was close to the record set a year ago, according to Juwai.com, a Chinese international property portal, and the country jumped to No 3 on Juwai’s ranking of popularity for Chinese investors in 2017, behind the US and Australia, from sixth place in 2016.

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Why paying for things upfront will cause you less ‘pain’, according to a behavioural scientist

Dan Ariely: One of the interesting things about money is that it matters when we pay. So imagine you’re going on vacation, and you can pay upfront, you can pay during the vacation or you can pay at the end. It turns out that those things matter not just financially, they also change our enjoyment from the vacation.

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