Your Mind, Your Money

Discover how investor psychology and behavioral finance affect your portfolio and your bottom line.

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2016

The Power of Peer Pressure

Comparing yourself with others may provide a helpful nudge when it comes to saving for retirement or staying healthy.

See More On: Investor Psychology | Healthy Living on a Budget | Stocks & Bonds

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2016

The Keys to Raising Financially Independent Young Adults

Parents often believe the most recent request for money will be the last, the one that finally launches Junior on the path to success.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2016

An Investing Gender Gap?

Research shows that women tend to differ from men in their approach to investing.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2016

Keep Your Investing Simple

Markets are complicated, so we often rationalize that a complicated strategy is necessary to beat them. That logic is faulty.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, February 2016

What Your Credit Score Says About Your Love Life

A Fed study finds that couples with higher credit scores are more likely to stay together.

See More On: Credit Reports & Scores | Family Finances

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2015

A Sucker Born Every Minute?

The radical premise of a new book suggests that free markets, even when they function perfectly, don’t operate to the benefit of all.

See More On: Investor Psychology | Leisure Spending

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2015

The Danger of Investing Too Heavily in U.S. Stocks

Our bias in favor of U.S. stocks robs us of opportunities to invest in promising companies that happen to be based elsewhere.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Investor Psychology

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2015

Sometimes, It's Okay to Spend

Extreme frugality may be a sign of a deeper emotional issue, but in most cases, you can learn to spend without pain.

See More On: Investor Psychology | Budgeting | Leisure Spending

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2015

Investors, Stay Sane in a Crazy Market

Be sure to have a complete investing strategy, including your plan to sell, in place before any mayhem occurs.

See More On: Investor Psychology | Stocks & Bonds

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2015

4 Ways to Beat Your Investing Biases

Discover how a trusted friend and a diary can make you a better investor.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, February 2015

How Money Is Used as a Weapon in Relationships

Financial literacy is a key to fighting economic abuse.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2014

Mannequin Eye Contact and Other Ways Retailers Get You to Spend More

To protect your budget while shopping, be aware of the sneaky tricks that will trigger your urge to buy.

See More On: Leisure Spending | Smart Buying

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2014

Watch Out for Senior Money Moments

Trusted financial professionals can be among the first to spot a problem that's more than just normal forgetfulness.

See More On: Family Finances | Alzheimer's Financial Planning | Investor Psychology

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2014

When Inertia Pays Off

Many companies will raise your annual retirement contribution for you--no need to lift a finger.

See More On: Investor Psychology | 401(k)s

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2014

Do You Cheat on Your Spouse?

One-third of adults who combine finances with a partner or spouse have committed financial infidelity.

See More On: Family Finances | Banking | Making Your Money Last

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2014

Wanted: Bubble Detector

Data from investors' brain activity, prices, trading volume and social-media chatter help detect an overpriced stock market.

See More On: Markets | Investor Psychology | Stocks & Bonds

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 2014

How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions

Set realistic, attainable goals, declare them publicly and develop a detailed action plan.

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