Many people have enjoyed the successes (and more often the failures) of investing in individual stocks. If you have ever wondered if you should invest in individual stocks, this post is for you. And, if you currently do this sort of thing, I might call you a loser in this post. Read it at your own peril.
Have you ever wondered whether you could afford a monthly payment on something? Maybe a car, house, or private school payments? I would argue that people asking this question are losing the forest for the trees. And we all do it. This post is here to remind us that there is a better way to think about money, and to tell you how to find the right mindset.
We all know the experience. We are working hard, sometimes without even realizing how much work is being put in. As we diligently take care of our task, we are immersed. At some point, our concentration is broken (maybe because the task is done), and we realize that hours have passed. You have just found the “flow,” and I am here to tell you that it might be the most important goal we should have.
Politicians, media, and advertisers use the framing effect every day to their advantage. Without you even knowing it. I am here to tell you that the bias imposed by the framing effect has a major impact on your financial decisions, too. Come learn how to stop doing dumb things with your money in the first post of the behavioral finance series (BFS #1).
Have you ever wondered why people tend to make so many financial mistakes? We spend too much, save too little, and constantly serve as our own worst enemies. There is a reason for all of this, and a way that we can defeat it. Welcome to The Behavioral Finance Series where we will make you better with your decision making, your money, and even being a better doctor.
In the 1960’s, Lew Goldberg showed that a physician’s intuition and judgment can be fatally flawed. Interestingly, the same fatal flaw that was exposed by Goldberg is the same fatal flaw that causes some of the biggest financial mistakes that doctors make with money. Why aren’t doctors rich? Psychology has an interesting explanation that everyone … Read more
Child: “Why can’t I go? All of my friends are going.” Parent: “Well, if your friend jumped off of a bridge, would you want to do that, too?” Child: “It depends on how high it is.” Parent: “So, you CAN think for yourself?” It’s a conversation that all parents have with their children at some point. The … Read more