Why is it that often what's in the way of us achieving our financial goals and attaining wealth is ourselves? That's what I'm discussing with Peter Atwater, economics professor and author of The Confidence Map: Charting a Path from Chaos to Clarity, on the show today.
After decades of working in financial services, when he turned 45 he abruptly quit his job (partially because his son reminded him he was halfway to 90) and changed course to study confidence and the impact it has on individual and group decision-making. Now, he's out with a book all about it in addition to teaching the topic at William & Mary University as well as the honors program at the University of Delaware.
As we've discussed on the show before, money is simple but the hard part is controlling how it makes us feel. Luckily Peter offers some great insight into how to own those feelings so we can do a better job of reigning them in when we need to and make better financial decisions for the long-term.
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