Anirban Mukherjee

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What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Neuroscience

Investment Basics: First, Defeat Your Fears

What are we afraid of? Mostly, the unknown. Meeting new people, the dark, unexpected personal disasters.<p>Once we get to know and understand something, often we learn to put that fear into perspective. It becomes manageable, or least less scary.<p>When it comes to investing, fear is a big problem. …

10 Ways to Save on Eating Out - Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Eating in is a great and easy money saver, but it’s not always an available option, nor is it always exciting (though I do have some suggestions on …

Review Of Behavioral Portfolio Management

Would you trust a money manager who couldn’t recall the names of the stocks in his portfolio?<p>Probably not. You expect the person overseeing your investments to have intimate knowledge of every holding. It’s your money on the line, after all. To <i>not</i> know would be reckless and irresponsible.<p>Yet for …

25 Simple Ways to Change Up Your Routine and Love Your Day

"Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin.'"<p>If the Dolly Parton's classic from the 80's is becoming the soundtrack of your day-to-day — you know, …

You Think Food Tastes Better If It's Expensive

We’re pretty shallow when it comes to food.<p>I don’t just mean our predilections for organic food and fancy coconut water. A new study shows that …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Mutual Funds

Investors Should Focus on Simplifying Stock Picking

I have noticed a tendency among stock pickers that worsens with age and borders on pathological: over-complicated thinking.<p>Investors often prefer a Byzantine approach because it creates a false sense of security that no variable is left disregarded. But to master the art of picking stocks, one must …