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DONED2014 SmallAbout Donell Edwards: Donell Edwards is President of CWR Media and is also founder and publisher of The College World Reporter (CWR) magazine and CWR World News & Information Service.  He is also a professional speaker, freelance writer, and entrepreneur.

 

Know Your Money
Thursday – March 5, 2015

Knowing Your Personal Finances
Do You Know Why Most Of Us Aren’t That Good At Managing Money?
By Donell Edwards

Did you know that in some ways we are hardwired not to manage money well?

 
Robert Farrington is the founder and editor of The College Investor, which is a personal finance site dedicated to young adult and college student finances.
Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

 
In his recent article, 6 Ways Your Brain Sucks at Managing Money, Farrington shares his research on behavioral finance and neuroeconomics.
 
Here are some of his findings:
 
1.    Most of us are not very good at budgeting
 
2.    Too often we allow our friends and associates to influence our financial decisions.
 
3.    Why our brains suck at spending.
 
4.    Investing and availability bias.
 
5.    Our brains and the endowment effect.
 
6.    The theory of Mean Regression.
 
Read the entire article at:
 

 

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