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When the market drops precipitously, sometimes the best move is no move at all. But it’s hard to just sit still while your savings shrink—so what steps can we take during a downturn?
What can behavioral science teach us about managing the emotional toll of the coronavirus pandemic?  
The global health crisis is devastating economies around the world. As the countries that first felt the impact, like China and South Korea, begin to see improvements in the health of their populations and their economies, are there lessons for the U.S. recovery?
Making the beneficial choice the easiest choice can streamline decision-making. But be aware of exactly who’s benefitting.  
The U.S. quickly injects massive stimulus into the economy. Will it be enough to keep companies and individuals afloat?
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.
The Fed and Congress are moving at breakneck speed to address market and economic uncertainty and to provide relief for businesses and individuals. How far are they prepared to go, and how will it impact investors?
The chance variability of human judgment is a widespread, costly problem—and one that can be measured even when the supposed correct answer isn’t known.
The coronavirus crisis led the Fed to cut interest rates and is fueling extraordinary market volatility. Meanwhile, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination has narrowed.

On Financial Decoder, we often emphasize the importance of taking a long-term approach to investing, but not everyone has that luxury.