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Some behavioral biases seem tailor-made to foil retirement savers. But their ill effects are smaller for those who are aware of them.
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The best defense against a bubble is a well-diversified portfolio. That helps ensure that losses in one sector or asset class won’t sink you overall.
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When imagining your financial life, clarity counts. A vague desire for peace of mind might become “I want to have at least $1 million.”
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When it comes to managing our portfolios, we tend to fall into one of four behavioral types.
If you are taking on more risk than you can emotionally tolerate, you’ll hit the panic button and sell at the
worst possible time.
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While the stuff we own grows old and obsolete, memories of things we did are often burnished with time.
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Comparing yourself with others may provide a helpful nudge when it comes to saving for retirement or staying healthy.
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Parents often believe the most recent request for money will be the last, the one that finally launches Junior on the path to success.
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Research shows that women tend to differ from men in their approach to investing.
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Markets are complicated, so we often rationalize that a complicated strategy is necessary to beat them. That logic is faulty.
A Fed study finds that couples with higher credit scores are more likely to stay together.
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The radical premise of a new book suggests that free markets, even when they function perfectly, don’t operate to the benefit of all.
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Our bias in favor of U.S. stocks robs us of opportunities to invest in promising companies that happen to be based elsewhere.
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Extreme frugality may be a sign of a deeper emotional issue, but in most cases, you can learn to spend without pain.
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Be sure to have a complete investing strategy, including your plan to sell, in place before any mayhem occurs.
Discover how a trusted friend and a diary can make you a better investor.
Financial literacy is a key to fighting economic abuse.
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