5 Sketches & 5 Posts

5 Awesome Sketches

These Sketches are from Carl Richards book “The Behavior Gap” – simple ways to stop doing dumb things with money. This is by far the most interesting personal finance book that I have read.

1. Focus

There is so much we don’t control in life, but the things we can control and the things that actually matter deserve our full attention. Unfortunately, we often see people doing the exact opposite.

They get distracted by things they can’t control (like the stock market) and waste time on things that don’t matter (like finding the next Apple). The result? Disappointment and frustration.


2. Cycle of Fear & Greed

It identifies behavior we’re probably all too familiar with and provides a powerful reminder for why we want to avoid it. And its not only about equity – what about gold & real estate??


3. Investment Return Vs INVESTOR Return

Dalbar (US) published annual data about average investor and investment returns.  But something odd kept happening each year. The numbers didn’t match.

The average investment return was bigger than the average investor return. In other words, investors were leaving money on the table. What was happening? Chasing returns, timing the market, best fund syndrome, fear & greed…


4. The ONE Thing – Planning

Planning process can make everything else Easier or Unnecessary in Financial Life….


5. Between You & The BIG Mistake

It doesn’t matter our background or experience, when it comes to our money, it’s incredible difficult to remain objective. Three things advisor can do for us:

  • Help us clarify our goals
  • Remind us of our goals when we get emotional
  • Be the thing between us and the Big Mistake


5 TFL posts from 2014

  1. Equity Markets at All time high – how investors are reacting & what you should do 
  2. Financial Planning Infographics
  3. 10 big lies that Skew Retirement Planning 
  4. Yes, Money Can Buy Happiness
  5. Assess you financial health with these ratios


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