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  1. Jorge Arroyo says:

    Please don’t stop with finances!

    Humans have always had the uncanny ability of forgetting or de-emphasizing near-distant and distant experiences throughout our history. Maybe, it is not that we forget the facts, but rather we may lose some of the emotional response to it. Do you remember 9/11 in the same way now, compared to the way you did 6 months after the tragic events occurred?

    In fact, we as humans make innumerable financial investing mistakes due to the fact that recent more emotionally laden events and experiences seem to have a greater weight than past history in our decision making. It probably would not be a bad idea to consult a neuroscientist/psychologist/economist to better understand this most critical and dangerous of human habits.

    Have a great 2012!

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