BALANCE: How To Invest and Spend for Happiness, Health and Wealth.  Grab Your Copy Now.

Mindset

Why You Might Be Happier Buying Less Stuff

#Lifestyle #Mindset

Success = Life satisfaction. That's it. It doesn't mean loads of money in the bank. It doesn't mean a prestigious career. So, if we want to be successful, we should prioritize our relationships and...buy less stuff.…

Andrew Hallam

Is This The World's Largest Behavioral Experiment?

#Mindset #Financial Literacy

The madness of cryptocurrency may just be the world's largest behavioral experiment. We aren't as rational as we like to believe. And when tempted by greed, people become wildly irrational.…

Andrew Hallam

Beat The Investment Returns Of Almost Everyone You Know

#Investing #Mindset

What are the best funds in the world? Obviously, they're the funds that will make you the most money over your lifetime. Morningstar's latest research confirms what they are. I unpack their findings...with a goofy tale.…

Andrew Hallam

Young Investors, Would You Pass the Wizard's Test?

#Financial Literacy #Investing #Mindset

Young people should be thrilled when stocks crash, especially if stocks fall near the beginning of their investment journey. But plenty of new investors say, “This is great. I just start investing in ETFs and I’ve been doing really well.”…

Andrew Hallam

Money and Belonging: For Better and For Worse

#Mindset

Have you ever wondered how easily we fall for peer pressure, without even knowing it? Studies on belonging and competition with respect to money demonstrate our odd human quirk, which could be beneficial or detrimental.…

Andrew Hallam

When Stocks Crash How Far Are You Going To Sink?

#Mindset #Investing

Using aliens on frozen lakes as a metaphor, Andrew Hallam explains how people take higher and higher risks when stocks soar...and then what happens to those people when the ice breaks.…

Andrew Hallam

Why You Might Not Want A Higher Paying Job

#Lifestyle #Mindset

As we pursue financial independence, there's one ambition we should always keep in view. I wrote about it in this AssetBuilder article. Why You Might Not…

Andrew Hallam

Don’t Overlook the Best Personal Goal of All

#Mindset #Lifestyle

Journalist Marta Zaraska asked a couple of scientists to help her conduct an experiment. She wanted to find out if acts of kindness would affect her…

Andrew Hallam

Just A Few Thoughts Near the End of a Tough Year

#Lifestyle #Mindset

They broke into our condominium’s underground garage, prying the impenetrable-looking outside door with a crowbar. Then they carried cutting tools to the bicycle storage area.…

Andrew Hallam

Financial Experts Say a Giant Crash Is Coming: What Are You Going To Do?

#Mindset #Investing

More than 60 years ago, social psychologist Leon Festinger and two of his associates infiltrated a cult. The cult leader, whom the researchers called Marian Keech,…

Andrew Hallam