Behavioral Finance

Fact-Checking Financial Advice: 4 Steps For Separating Fact From Fiction

Fact-Checking Financial Advice

In my last few blog posts, I’ve focused on the importance of developing a healthy sense of awareness and skepticism when it comes to the forces that influence our financial decisions—mainly, the media and our emotions. Still, making good decisions also requires the right mix of education and advice. So, how do you know which

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Investor Heuristics: 5 Biases To Watch Out For When Making Financial Decisions

Investor Heuristics and Biases

Investor heuristics and biases don’t often serve us when making complex financial decisions. Here’s how to recognize them and combat them. In recent blog posts, I’ve talked about the benefits of being positively skeptical when consuming information and making important financial decisions. While it may be clear to most at this point that we as

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Emotional Investing: How To Avoid Common Investor Pitfalls

Emotional Investing: Avoiding Common Investor Pitfalls

This article about emotional investing is part two of a four-part blog series about training yourself to make better financial decisions. “The challenge for all investors is to consume the news without being consumed by it.” –Jason Zweig  In my last post, I introduced a four-part blog series on the importance of separating fact from

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