What is Behavioural Finance and why does it matter?

In the course of my work as a financial adviser, I have become more and more aware over the years that my job is as much about counselling and coaching as it is about knowing the financial stuff. I have watched people make bad financial decisions, against my advice of course, and seen people rewarded for making good decisions. In recent years I’ve become aware of the term behavioural finance and come to understand a little about it. But what is behavioural finance, and why does it matter to you?

What is behavioural finance

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MMP174: The Feel Rich Project, with Michael F. Kay

In this episode, I chat to Michael F. Kay, a Certified Financial Planner from the US and author of a new book called the Feel Rich Project. I was approached by Michael’s people and offered a pre-release version of the book. Prior to the interview, I had skimmed it, but since I have read it properly, and it’s a great read, not least because it’s a great reminder to keep money its place. I think you’ll enjoy this interview.

The Feel Rich Project

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Money Master The Game Review – Season 2, Episode 10

Over the past nine weeks we’ve been talking about investing for success. Over that period and for several months before that, I have had requests for my thoughts about motivational guru Tony Robbins most recent book, Money, Master the Game. So, to round off season two of this podcast, I’ll review the book and let you know what you should take from the book, and what you might want to leave on the table.

Tony Robbins Money Master The Game Review

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The lazy person’s guide to investing – Season 2, Episode 8

What if you want to invest according to the principles I’ve talked about over the past few weeks but you can’t be bothered with all the research and reviewing that this takes? This week we’re going to talk about off-the-shelf investing; the lazy person’s guide to investing well!

The lazy person's guide to investing

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How to review your portfolio – Season 2, Episode 7

If you build a portfolio right at outset, it should – I believe – largely look after itself. But you should still keep an eye on it of course. In this week’s show I’m going to be covering the basics of how to review your portfolio as the years go by, to ensure it still serves the purposes you set for it.

How to review your portfolio

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