When History and Finance Go Wrong
The planning fallacy is our tendency to underestimate the time, costs and risks of future actions while overestimating the benefits.
Should I Stay or Should I Go (Independent)?
There are a lot of issues to consider before making the move from a wirehouse or bank to an independent advisor.
Discovering Daniel Kahneman’s Insights on Human Behavior
If you've ever wondered why people hold certain erroneous conclusions, this book will shine light on the subject.
4 Reasons You Make Bad Decisions
Author Dan Heath shows four ways decision making breaks down, and four ways to prevent that breakdown, at IMCA conference.
Five Good Questions for Behavioral Finance Sage Terrance Odean
The behavioral finance expert shares his views on how money managers can do more for investors.
What’s Your Plan for Your Best Clients’ 401(k)s? 5 Steps to Take Now
The closer clients are to retirement, the more they fear another 2008-style market decline — and you should be talking to them about this.
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.
Why Stock Investors Freak Out
New research sheds light on client panic during market downturns—and how advisors can limit the portfolio damage.