Smart People Doing Stupid Things: Decision Making Biases of Both Clients and Their Advisors

Financial advisors know that their clients often make investment decisions that may not be purely rational. But because both are human, those advisors are subject to the same cognitive and psychological biases, and irrational decisions as their clients. However, because of their professional training and status, advisors may believe they are immune from irrational biases. This FPA Knowledge Circle Presentation…

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Your Total Wealth: The Heart and Soul of Financial Literacy

Thanks again to Brian Adams for hosting a podcast in which we discussed the importance of combining Financial Literacy with Life Literacy—i.e., Total Wealth. To listen to our discussion, click on: If someone asks you what wealth means for you, what would your response be? The first thing people always associate this term with is money, however, wealth can also be translated into freedom, opportunities, and…

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Episode #77 “How to Build Total Wealth”

How To Buy Total Wealth

With Lyle Sussman Ph.D. & David Dubofsky Ph.D. | CFA BIO: Lyle Sussman Ph.D. Lyle is the former Chairman and Professor of Management, College of Business, University of Louisville. He received his BS and MS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his Ph.D. from Purdue. Aside from 60 scholarly articles, he is a bestselling business author with more than 1,000,000…

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FINANCIAL PLANNING IN THE ERA OF THE GREAT RESIGNATION

Core Values - Leading to Personal Wealth

David Dubofsky PhD, CFA Lyle Sussman PhD How important is it for financial advisors to understand the economic and societal impact of the Great Resignation?  The significance of this tumultuous labor force disruption is validated by its 2021 entry in Wikipedia, and the ten million Google hits for that phrase. Over 40 million Americans quit their jobs in 2021. Some…

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The Why and How of Your Total Wealth

The Why and How of Your Total Wealth

Many Americans lack financial literacy. Moreover, regardless of their financial wealth, many Americans are also not as happy as they could be … lacking what one of our reviewers defined as “life literacy.” We wrote Your Total Wealth: The Heart and Soul of Financial Literacy because of these two reasons. To address the lack of financial literacy, we define what…

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Helping clients through black swan events

Helping clients through black swan events

Financial planners working with clients as they confront crises like the recent supply chain disruptions need to have a holistic view of planning, increase their own emotional intelligence and improve their communications skills. November 30, 2021 By David Dubofsky and Lyle Sussman Click Here to see article published in InvestmentNews, November 30, 2021   The recent supply chain disruption and…

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Your Total Wealth Pre-retirement Assessment

Are you prepared for retirement? This assessment helps you answer that question. Retirement planning typically considers only your financial needs. But there are many nonfinancial issues that should be considered as well – your emotional, psychological, and social needs. The best retirement planning looks into the future from a perspective of Total Wealth. It incorporates both financial and nonfinancial issues….

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