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CONTENT WITH Behavioral Finance
Conventional wisdom is that you should just buckle down and do what’s in your long-term best interest, right? It’s a lot easier if you make it appealing in the short term, too.
Whether you’re new to investing or have an established portfolio, how would you invest an extra $1,000? Here are some strategies to help you decide.
Suppose you just won a hotly contested auction. How likely is it that you got a good deal?
Making a decision in isolation—versus in a comparison—relies on different processes and tends to produce different results.
Whenever there’s a rapid drop in the stock market, whatever the cause, some investors wonder whether they should just get out of the market for a while. Here’s why that approach usually doesn’t work.
Whatever the goal, we often increase our level of effort when the finish line seems near. How can we make the most of this tendency?
What can behavioral science teach us about managing the emotional toll of the coronavirus pandemic?  
Making the beneficial choice the easiest choice can streamline decision-making. But be aware of exactly who’s benefitting.  
When choosing between a Roth or traditional IRA, it comes down to whether or not you think it’s smarter to pay now or pay later, given your particular situation.
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Ready to panic? Don't. In times of turmoil, sticking with your plan and staying invested is the best strategy.
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