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Beatles Breakdown: Your Behavioral Biases Toward Investing – Part 3

Investing 101 Tips & Advice

Think you can beat the markets? Research shows that you have a bigger hurdle to face: First, you have to beat your own sneaky brain. With a little help from your friends at the Wherewithal blog, you can understand the biases that trip up even the most coolly logical of investors.

In Part One, we covered beginners’ mistakes. In Part Two, we described the kinds of biases that affect more experienced investors. Continue reading

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Beatles Breakdown: Your Behavioral Biases Toward Investing – Part 2

Investing 101 Tips & Advice

Think you can beat the markets? Research shows that you have a bigger hurdle to face: First, you have to beat your own sneaky brain. With a little help from your friends at the Wherewithal blog, you can understand the biases that trip up even the most coolly logical of investors.

In Part One, we covered some of the behavioral biases beginners can make, often without realizing it.

Part Two tackles the “sophomore slip-ups” you find among investors who have been at it a while. Continue reading

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Mad Men Economics: A Lesson on Inflation from Don Draper and Crew

Investing 101

Surprising spikes in inflation — like gas prices during the oil embargo of the 1970s — tend to leave a mark on our financial consciousness. But the long-term corrosion of rising prices is just as important to your financial health. It might not seem like it now, but a few decades from today you will look back at the prices you paid for cars, homes, even a simple snack, and marvel at how cheap everything used to be. Continue reading

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