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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

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.

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.

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By Julián R

Nov 30, 2017

Good points and real examples. Interesting and inspiring

By Saurav B

Dec 11, 2020

It was really helpful and instructors are do genuine.

By Ricardo C S

Jun 15, 2020

It will be great to have an explanation of the test.

By Aditi

May 28, 2019

Detailed solutions to week 2 and week 3 are missing


Jul 5, 2018

Excellent Course! Wish we could go in more depth!


Jan 10, 2021

the questions was so hard compared to the course

By Jorge A M R

Oct 14, 2019

Very interesting course, concepts and examples.

By Verdié

Apr 10, 2021

key notions are given with very good examples

By Samardeep V

Apr 22, 2020

Please include more biases and case studies.

By Edgar S

Apr 13, 2020

It would be nice to have more video content.

By 林菁

Nov 2, 2018


By Di W

Sep 8, 2020

Very nice topic. Too much reading though.

By Ashish B

Oct 24, 2020

Very nice course. Very well explained...

By Borremans J

Aug 20, 2020

a list of definitions might be useful

By Rajesh M

Feb 19, 2017

Best course,very good study material.


Jul 18, 2020

More videos would have been better

By Sarthak V

May 12, 2020

The course material was excellent.

By Shubham K S

Feb 15, 2018

Tests the understanding in depth.

By Yap K W

Jun 11, 2020

Not very difficult to learn

By Bhargav P

Apr 16, 2020

Difficult but very valuable

By Andreas K

Jul 10, 2018

An interesting subject area

By Pin H

Oct 10, 2019

worth the time to learn

By Yilin L

Dec 27, 2016


By Ahmed S A

Aug 22, 2019

great course and inte

By yuki b

Sep 3, 2021

It was ​interesting