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4.0 out of 5 stars The book could be about you, March 10, 2013
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This review is from: Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them: Lessons from the Life-Changing Science of Behavioral Economics (Kindle Edition)
The book is geared to the casual investor, like me, and those who consider themselves savvy investors, though the latter will either disagree with the authors, or learn something about themselves. The advice isn't x's and o's of investing, no dry formulas or tips on research. Quite the opposite, the advice is simple and repeated throughout the book. The writing style is breezy, you feel like you're sitting in the author's living room chatting about finance. It's an intellectual look into why you part with money too easily, ignoring common sense, and making wrong assumptions. An excellent mix of psychology and finance.
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Initial post: Mar 24, 2013 3:48:02 PM PDT
I was wondering if you have read Danny Kahneman's "Thinking, Fast and Slow" and, if so, would you recommend this book as well... or do they seem to cover the same material?

Thanks,
CT

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2013 7:53:27 PM PDT
I haven't. This book was my introduction to behavioral economics. Kahneman and Amos Tversky are two names referenced often in the book as being pioneers in the field.
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