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Even engineers are irrational

As engineers, one of our greatest weaknesses is a blindness to our own irrationality. We tend to think that we view the world through a uniquely analytical lens, and are immune to the cognitive biases that plague humanity. Nope, nope, nope. Moreover, our cognitive biases -- which evolved to be helpful in 90% of the situations we find ourselves in -- are often actively detrimental to our financial success. (Our intuition tells us to "get out of the market while it's volatile, and get back in when it's better", or to "keep dry powder in cash for an investment opportunity". Both of these lead to suboptimal investing behaviors.) But if we're aware of our biases, we can take steps to counteract t

Risk tolerance and risk capacity

So how much volatility are you capable of taking on in exchange for higher returns? How much volatility are you willing to take on? The firs

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Whether you’re intentional about it or not, you’re using a set of financial strategies. How much benefit are you reaping from them -- and how much more could they be making? Answer a few questions and find out how optimized your financial strategies are!

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