The 10 Commandments To Pay Attention To For Building Wealth With Daniel Crosby, PhD | HMM 119

HMM 119: The 10 Commandments To Pay Attention To For Building Wealth With Daniel Crosby, PhD

In this episode we are chatting with NYT Bestselling Author Daniel Crosby, PhD and it is a jam packed episode!

He is so giving in this episode as you will see as he brings a different approach on how we look at our money which I absolutely love.

What you’ll learn about in today’s episode:

  • Why debt was a forbidden word in his household growing up
  • How willpower is in limited supply (and why eating that chocolate can make you a better investor)
  • The difference between a story based investor and a probability investor
  • Why he purchased Powerball tickets when he knows better
  • Three strong statistics that show why women are better investors

Daniel’s Money Story

Daniel grew up as the son of a financial adviser. Daniel says this is unique since he learned a lot about money and it was a topic regularly discussed in the open between the family. In his home, the word “debt” was considered a four-letter word — they didn’t want to say that word in the house. Daniel grew up learning a lot about investing, compounded interests, taking risks and entrepreneurship. This thinking has profoundly influenced his behavior into his current role today.

Initially, Daniel started college majoring in business—but after a mission trip in southeast Asia, he decided he wanted to do more good for the world and help people. He went into psychology with an eye on being a therapist but the stress eventually got to him, and he found behavioral finance. Behavioral finance is a segment between psychology and investment — why people do the things they do with their money. It takes the sterile nuances of finance and meshes with human behavior and emotion.

The 10 Commandments for Building Wealth

  1. You are in control—you control what matters most.
  2. You can’t do this alone—guidance is needed to point you on the right path.
  3. Trouble is opportunity—willpower is not enough.
  4. If you’re excited about an investment, it’s probably a bad idea—story-based investors versus probability investors.
  5. You are not special.
  6. Life is a benchmark—goals-based investing.
  7. Forecasting is for weather people.
  8. Excess is never permanent—if things have been good for a really long time, it might get bad.
  9. Diversification means saying sorry.
  10. Risk is not a squiggly line.

Research Showing How Women are Better Investors

  • Funds managed by women outperformed men by 4%
  • Women retail investors are better in a recession by 1.4% a year
  • Single women beat single men by 2.3% a year when it comes to investing

Her Money Matters because..

“Women are better investors than men.”  

Links and Resources:

@danielcrosby on Twitter

The Laws of Wealth: Psychology and the Secret to Investing Success**

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