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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


Aug 16, 2017

Great course! It allows to understand the twisted logic that run in our heads. Helps to establish the balance between probabilistic truth and illusions that infect our decision-making. Thanks a lot!


Feb 26, 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 Patricia Y K

Apr 08, 2020

Great course! Congratulations!

By Ankita P

Sep 25, 2020

Very helpful and enlightning.

By Basel T

Jun 03, 2020

amazing and very informative

By Arnab P M

Apr 08, 2020

A great introductory course.

By V R R

Jun 04, 2020

Nice course with good tutor

By Sharanya V

May 17, 2020

Great Course! Learnt a lot!


Jan 07, 2018

Very useful cases of study.


Aug 26, 2020

Great course for beginners

By Ricardo E

Apr 14, 2020


By Vaidyanath N

Oct 09, 2020

Excellent presentation...


Aug 17, 2020

very informational course

By Kingsley A

Jul 23, 2020

Very educating and tricky


Oct 21, 2019

I enjoyed the experience.

By Jung M L

May 21, 2020


By Robbie P

Apr 28, 2020

Very eye opening course!

By Ms. K R

Jun 01, 2020

Very interesting course

By Srushti S B

May 18, 2020

new something to learn.

By Sateesh K

Apr 02, 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

Jul 09, 2020

Really interesting!!!


Apr 19, 2020

Emma Rasiel the best!

By Venkatesh R

Sep 05, 2020

Quite informative :)

By Arun k S

May 03, 2020

wonderful course !!!

By Henry C D

Sep 01, 2020

Awesome experience!