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A Primer on Behavioral Finance (courtesy of Aberdeen standard)

Introduction What is behavioural finance? What behaviours prevent us from making the right investment choices? How can we improve our investment decision making? The study of behavioural economics allows us to better understand the decisions we make. We show how behavioural finance can lead to better investment decision making. We explore the inherent biases we …

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Decisions about money aren’t always rational – Check the Mirror!

The following article, by  Anna-Louise Jackson, was published in  The Seattle Times business section on Nov 29, 2018. The article was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Anna-Louise Jackson is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: ajackson@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @ALJax7. ——————————————– Looking for someone to blame for the not-so-stellar performance of your investment …

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No Wage Growth and our HUGE Increase in Income Inequality Kills American Marriages

That’s right, the chart shows that those reporting their marriage was “very happy” declined 8% over the last 42 years, from 68% to 60%. Over the same period, income inequality in America has sky-rocketed to the levels seen in third world countries like Uganda, Venezuala, Morocco, Tunisia and Thailand.  We’re less equal than all the …

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As Income Inequality Grows, do the Wealthy Become Less Generous?

A study reviewed  by John Tozzi in Bloomberg suggests this might be the case: ”   …That’s the implication of new research that suggests inequality makes wealthy people less generous. The study … … in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first to probe how inequality influences altruism. Some earlier research in the U.S. …

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Independent, Autonomous and UNGRATEFUL, or is that Counter-dependent?

People who value autonomy and independence may be less likely to feel gratitude in response to a gift or favor, which could interfere with their bonds with others, suggests research in Cognition and Emotion. In a study with more than 500 participants, researchers found that people who self-reported a higher level of autonomy (not wanting to …

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