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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 Tapio T

Jul 14, 2023

Very interesting but pretty hard course. Week 2 could have been divided into two parts.

By Aishwary B

Mar 30, 2018

Really interesting course with lot of insights. Should have been more content though.

By 徐子涵

Oct 11, 2020

It would be great to have explanation for Week 2 & 3 Quiz, sometimes it is confusing

By Ahmed A W

May 4, 2020

A very interesting course, but it relies more on reading rather than video lectures.

By Rohan P

Feb 28, 2018

Very nice course. Insights on various behavioral biases is very good for beginners.

By Eric W

Mar 15, 2023

Learn a lot about the psychology behind why we think the way we do with our money.

By Frank I

Jun 13, 2020

Good curse, but it needed to explain the answers for the quizzes in weeks 2 and 3.

By Richelle F P C

Jun 25, 2017

It was a really interesting course but I think the biases could be explained more.

By Obadia A

Jun 24, 2022

Great course, I love the additions of the slides to help you read and make notes

By Samin Y A

Dec 23, 2020

Expected more, searching for a better course on Behavioral Finance/Economics!


Dec 1, 2020

Please provide answers for the incorrect ones to gain a proper understanding.

By Kory V

Nov 3, 2018

Very intersting course. I am a finance undergrad, and I found a lot of the in

By Rafael S

May 10, 2022

Ótimo curso. No entanto, demanda bem mais tempo do que o indicado (5 horas).

By Sankalp S

Sep 30, 2018

highly informative and happy to take away few important teachings with me!

By Marco M

Apr 22, 2020

Short but intense, excellent intro to the universe of Behavioral Finance

By Roshni G

Sep 24, 2017

More clear examples and scenarios can be given for explaining each bias.

By Neha R

Jun 22, 2020

Helps understand investment behaviour and biases that exist in society.

By Nishit S

May 23, 2021

Some of the concepts in in Week 2 module can be more illustrative.

By raoyao

Mar 10, 2019

can't understand some contents in it. and it is not so systematic

By Linards J

Jul 1, 2018

A little too basic for my tastes. Was expecting more material.

By Venkey

Jul 18, 2022

Thank you for this course. Test formats couldve been better.

By David S

May 8, 2023

Very useful course. The final test is a little tricky though

By Facundo R R A

Jul 24, 2022

Interesante curso para reforzar conocimientos sobre el tema

By Sanjay A

Feb 20, 2022

Questions not very clear, difficult to understand the intent

By Murillo P

Jan 16, 2018

Great content, good videos. Material could be better though.