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Putting recent stock market volatility into perspective.
There’s no one retirement age that’s right for everyone, but what are the factors that can help you make your own decision?
One of the most common mental shortcuts we commit is making snap judgments about people and things based on limited information.
If you’re behind on saving for retirement, it can seem almost impossible to get on the right track. Can our built-in biases actually help make the catch-up process easier?
Hindsight is 20/20, the saying goes. But occurrences that appear inevitable after the fact rarely seemed so in real time.
We all want to earn significant returns on our investments, but a major factor is whether we’re willing to accept the associated risks. Are there biases in the way of our decisions about risk?
It makes some intuitive sense to judge a decision based on its results. But is it always true that a good decision leads to a good outcome, and vice versa?
The more stocks you own, the more diversified you are, right? Not necessarily. There could be other factors—including your own built-in biases—holding you back from creating a truly diversified portfolio.
Round-number goals are arbitrary but effective.
People overlook important information—even when it’s easily accessible or, in hindsight, downright obvious.
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