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About the Course

We make thousands of decisions every day. Do I cross the road now, or wait for the oncoming truck to pass? Should I eat fries or a salad for lunch? How much should I tip the cab driver? We usually make these decisions with almost no thought, using what psychologists call “heuristics” – rules of thumb that enable us to navigate our lives. Without these mental shortcuts, we would be paralyzed by the multitude of daily choices. But in certain circumstances, these shortcuts lead to predictable errors – predictable, that is, if we know what to watch out for. Did you know, for example, that we are naturally biased towards selling investments that are doing well for us, but holding on to those that are doing poorly? Or that we often select sub-optimal insurance payment plans, and routinely purchase insurance that we don’t even need? And why do so many of us fail to enroll in our employer’s corporate retirement plans, even when the employer offers to match our contributions? Behavioral finance is the study of these and dozens of other financial decision-making errors that can be avoided, if we are familiar with the biases that cause them. In this course, we examine these predictable errors, and discover where we are most susceptible to them. This course is intended to guide participants towards better financial choices. Learn how to improve your spending, saving, and investing decisions for the future....

Top reviews

Feb 25, 2020

Good course! There is just one thing I would improve here - an explanation of the mistakes after the tests are done. This improvement should increase the student`s understanding of specific topics.

May 2, 2018

This course was a very good sum up of Daniel Kahneman's thinking fast and slow. Definitely recommend to everyone who would like to know more about our flaws or would like to refresh your knowledge.

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By Arnab P M

Apr 8, 2020

A great introductory course.

By Hamid A

Jul 18, 2021

Not a waste of time at all!

By V R R

Jun 4, 2020

Nice course with good tutor

By Sharanya V

May 17, 2020

Great Course! Learnt a lot!

By Annibal S

Jan 7, 2018

Very useful cases of study.

By Edgar P

Apr 27, 2021

Very clear and motivating.


Aug 26, 2020

Great course for beginners

By Ricardo E

Apr 14, 2020


By Vaidyanath N

Oct 9, 2020

Excellent presentation...


Aug 17, 2020

very informational course

By Kingsley A

Jul 22, 2020

Very educating and tricky


Oct 21, 2019

I enjoyed the experience.

By Mridula A

Nov 29, 2020

where is the certificate

By Willem

Nov 16, 2020

Great content and videos

By Justin L

May 20, 2020


By Robbie P

Apr 28, 2020

Very eye opening course!

By Parham A

Dec 24, 2020

Just one-word Fantastic

By Ms. K R

Jun 1, 2020

Very interesting course

By Srushti S B

May 18, 2020

new something to learn.

By Sateesh K

Apr 2, 2020

Nice and updated course

By Diego Z P

Apr 14, 2018

Very very challenging!!

By Γιάννης Π

Jun 19, 2020

very interesting topic

By ANU J 2

Jul 9, 2020

Really interesting!!!

By Stefanos P

Apr 19, 2020

Emma Rasiel the best!


Mar 22, 2021

Very good lecturers.