How popular personal finance advice compares to economic theory

James Choi

Popular personal finance gurus dispense advice to millions of people. What are they telling their audience? This column summarises the advice from the 50 most popular personal finance books. The most significant divergences from economic theory occur in advice about savings and debt, where popular authors try to accommodate the limited willpower and motivation of their readers. Popular advice about the most important aspects of asset allocation ends up being largely similar to economic theory’s recommendations, but due to different reasoning.

Πηγή: Voxeu

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