episode: 82

TMA Book Review: Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

September 6, 2023

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Improve your investment decision making

Have you ever wondered whether your financial decisions align with your future goals? Do our emotions play a pivotal role in shaping our financial choices, and influencing our long-term outcomes?

Join your hosts Marcelo Taboada, Lawrence Greenberg, and Jackson Matthews as they discuss takeaways from Morgan Housel’s book, Psychology of Money. It’s an incredible personal finance book filled with great concepts and stories that can help improve decision making for all investors.

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Impactful, and relatable financial insights

  • “Psychology of Money” by Morgan Housel: Surprising, impactful, and relatable financial insights through storytelling (1:32)
  • Emotions’ role in investing, pitfalls, and examples (3:00)
  • How a Janitor Became a Millionaire by Saving and Investing (5:14)
  • Balancing rationality and personal comfort in financial decision-making (8:43)
  • Smart doesn’t guarantee right decisions. Behavior matters more than knowledge (12:12)
  • Compounding’s power lies in exponential growth over time (14:22)
  • Social comparison drives spending, but wealth is often what you don’t see (18:14)
  • Healthy financial habits: Pay yourself first, develop an investment philosophy, tune out noise (20:56)
  • Media understands psychology, but lacks understanding of individuals (27:41)


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Meet your hosts

Keith Matthews

Keith Matthews

Partner & Portfolio Manager

Marcelo Taboada

Marcelo Taboada

Associate Portfolio Manager

Lawrence Greenberg

Lawrence Greenberg

Associate Portfolio Manager

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