The Messy Reality of Financial Decisions
Following the evidence is imperative and difficult.
Who’s the Easiest Person to Fool?
Remember the advice of physicist Richard Feynman.
Retirement Planning’s Probability Problem
Advisors love probabilistic retirement strategies, like the so-called “4% rule.” But thanks to human biases, we're literally dumber than rats when it comes to probability.
Just How Puzzling Are Annuities?
A bombshell critical paper on annuities has strengths and weaknesses.
When people calculate their risk of hurricane damage and make decisions about hurricane insurance, they consistently misread their prior experience and make poor choices, according to a recent study.
Portfolios, Planning and the Pursuit of Perfection
A look at how advisors can do a better job at giving clients what they really want from a financial advisor.
A few weeks into the New Year, it’s not uncommon for New Year’s resolutions to have gone by the wayside.
The Numbers Don’t Lie: Boomers Nervous About Health Care, Social Security
The 2012 Retirement & Politics Survey by Allianz has found that “transition boomers”—people between the ages of 55 and 65 who are less than 10 years away from retirement—see rising health care costs and Social Security as having the greatest impact on their retirement outlook.
Five Good Questions for 'Behavior Gap' Author Carl Richards
The CFP shares his thoughts on the difference between what we should do and what we actually do
Running Out of Money
It is a major fear for many Americans. In fact, there is excellent research to support the idea that Americans fear running out of money in retirement more than they fear death.