Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most These days, we’re having a harder and harder time trusting each other.Trust is an essential part of ordinary living, whether it’s picking mechanics based on Yelp reviews, sliding credit cards … Continue reading What the heck is blockchain?
How Our Personal Finances Can Make Us Happy The idea that money generally, and the state of our finances, in particular, should be an essential contributor to our happiness seems obvious. When we handle money wisely give it an appropriate … Continue reading Is money the star of the show?
Emotions interfere with investing decisions more than we thought The stereotype of a high-rolling Wall Street trader is a young, aggressive man oozing with testosterone-fuelled confidence and the nerve to take big risks. In fact, financial professionals are known to … Continue reading Testosterone and financial bubbles
Money Matters Many of us have a tendency to focus on today’s financial needs, and bury our heads in the sand when it comes to thinking about saving, particularly for retirement. That time of life can seem such a long … Continue reading The end of history illusion
The Elephant In The Room: How The Financial Industry’s Shunning Of Emotions Fails Its Clients I don’t think professor Richard Thaler is going to return my calls anymore. Sure, he was gracious enough to give me an interview after his … Continue reading Financial Planning Done Right
The Surprising Impact of Seeing Red During the 2004 Olympics, when athletes in four combat sports were randomly assigned red or blue outfits, those in red won more frequently. Where are we going? To how red affects us. The Impact … Continue reading Are red stocks better?
Would I lie to you? The most appealing aspect of the Masters in Behavioural Science program for me, was the opportunity to undertake research that was relevant, impactful and could contribute to the evolving discipline of behavioural economics. I was … Continue reading Truthful disclosures