about being humble

today i listened to this canadian couch potato podcast episode. it was a talk with dr. steve wendel on the investor success. the episode, besides the great content, caught my attention when Dr. Wendel mentioned that financial advisors and their clients have different expectations. they discussed research showing that financial advisors have high expectations that their clients, beyond other goals, were counting on them to avoid making bad investments decisions. …

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about cognitive biases and investments

everyone who is in debt today (and originally didn’t plan to be), once thought they would be able to pay it back in a few years. everyone who (unfortunately) died climbing the everest, once thought they were prepared to reach the peak. not that i’m the first one to think that, but this insight does not come to us naturally. the first book that i read about the way we think was thinking, fast and slow, at the same time that i started studying financial education and investments. …

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new me, new blog

i’ve been thinking of switching my blog to Hugo for a while. the main reason for that is because i’ve changed a lot since i first started writing on my previous wordpress blog. my interests have changed a lot and i think it’s time to move to something new. i intend to discuss more about different interests, not just about software. that said, you can expect to find here posts about books, financial independence, living a more healthy lifestyle, including adopting environmental-friendly habits, investments, immigrating, and projects that i’m working on as i build them. …

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