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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

SK
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.

M
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 Priyanka A

Jul 3, 2019

Great Experience

By Brian Z

Jun 17, 2019

very informative

By Daniyar K

Aug 23, 2018

Very insightful!

By Dennis C R

Apr 14, 2018

very interesting

By JOSELINE J G R

May 2, 2021

Esta muy bueno.

By Rahul G

Oct 20, 2020

I learn various

By Mehak N

Jun 4, 2020

Amazing course

By 范俊彤

Feb 3, 2018

Very good!!!!!

By João P M S

May 26, 2017

Nice Course!!!

By Hala D

Nov 30, 2021

i loved it !!

By Allan A

Sep 13, 2021

g​reat course

By opoku y

Nov 4, 2020

Great course

By Aaliya I

Aug 26, 2020

great course

By Vanshika S

Jul 28, 2020

Very Helpful

By Kleber L d S

Jun 20, 2020

Ótimo curso.

By Trevor T

May 15, 2020

Great course

By M V S S H

May 11, 2020

great course

By TRIPARNA C

Mar 20, 2021

NICE COURSE

By Kuforiji B S

Sep 23, 2020

Good course

By Hasan R C

Mar 2, 2019

Nice course

By Irsa A

Jan 6, 2019

I loved it!

By Roberto B

Aug 27, 2016

Excelente!!

By Miguel A M L

Sep 18, 2017

Muito útil

By ZESHUANG W

Jul 5, 2017

marverlous

By jose m m

Dec 5, 2021

VERY GOOD