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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 Ben M R

Dec 18, 2019

Fascinating! Enjoyed the content.

By maddipatla h

Mar 28, 2021

Very Insightful and well designed


Apr 29, 2020

Very Nice. Thank you, professors.

By Ninh V

Jun 26, 2019

Very good and entertaining course

By Abderrazek H E

Jan 3, 2023

Wonderful course and instructors

By Dhanraj M

Dec 13, 2021

It was great back when I did it.

By Max D

Aug 22, 2021

Great Course! Lovely to do more!

By Ryan L

Aug 18, 2020

Great coursework! Learned a ton.

By Quanita m

Jun 10, 2020

I'm so glad I chose this course!

By John H

Oct 24, 2019

Enjoyable and interesting class.

By Tomás H O

Jul 12, 2017

Practical, interesting, on point

By Latifa H H A

May 25, 2022

thank you

it was very interesing

By Heshma H T

Jul 29, 2020

It was a good session.Thank you

By Leandro C M

Jun 23, 2019

Very good!! I highly recommend!

By Firman F

May 12, 2022

Great course. Amazing lecture.

By Patricia Y K

Apr 8, 2020

Great course! Congratulations!

By Ankita P

Sep 25, 2020

Very helpful and enlightning.

By Doug D

Apr 26, 2021

Good content and interesting

By shainkey g

Oct 29, 2020

A very good course indeed!!!

By Nicholas S

Oct 26, 2020

enlightening and challenging

By Basel T

Jun 3, 2020

amazing and very informative

By Arnab P M

Apr 8, 2020

A great introductory course.

By Jorge M

Oct 28, 2022

Muy completo y entendible.

By Hamid A T

Jul 18, 2021

Not a waste of time at all!

By V R R

Jun 4, 2020

Nice course with good tutor