TDI Podcast: Good Decisions in Bad Times (#450)

Jordan Goodman and Rui Yao help us to explore some interesting aspects of our decisions when it comes to investing. Jordan provides some insight into bridge financing with a fat yield as well as markets and his outlook.

Professor Yao helps us understand why investors make bad decisions, time and time again. We discuss how to avoid this trap and work toward using logic over emotions.

GoodmanJordan E. Goodman is “America‘s Money Answers Man” and a nationally-recognized expert on personal finance. He is a regular guest on numerous radio and television call-in shows across the country, answering questions on personal financial topics. He appears frequently on The View, Fox News Network, Fox Business Network, CNN, CNBC and CBS evening news.

For 18 years, Jordan was on the editorial staff of Money magazine, where he served as Wall Street correspondent. While at Money, he reported and wrote on virtually every aspect of personal finance. In addition, he served as weekly financial analyst on NBC News at Sunrise for 9 years and the daily business news commentator on Mutual Broadcasting System‘s America in the Morning show for 8 years.

He is the author / co-author of 13 best-selling books on personal finance including Master Your Debt Fast Profits in Hard Times, Everyone‘s Money Book, Master Your Money Type, Barron‘s Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms and Barron‘s Finance and Investment Handbook.

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yaoRui Yao, PhD, CFP ®, is an associate professor in the Personal Financial Planning Department at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Yao received her doctoral degree from The Ohio State University. Her research interests include financial risk tolerance, retirement preparation, saving behavior and motives, debt management, and household consumption patterns. She received the best paper award from the CFP Board and AARP. Her research is published in leading journals in the field.

Dr. Yao serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Personal Finance and the Journal of Asian Families and as a reviewer for a number of academic journals and conferences. She has been committed to working with the China Center for Financial Research in Tsinghua University of China and is a member of the research team on their first national survey of Chinese Consumer Finance and Investor Education.


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