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Dr. Michael Finke, CFP®

Dr. Michael Finke, CFP®, is Dean and Chief Academic Officer at The American College of Financial Services.

Posts by Dr. Michael Finke, CFP®

Wealth Management

How Behavioral Finance Paves the Road to Happiness in Retirement

A well-respected financial advisor once shared his advice to clients who dreamed of buying a motorhome and traveling across America as soon as they retired.

“I’d tell them...

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Wealth Management

Behavioral Finance and Investment Planning

In 1998, scholars Daniel Read and Barbara van Leeuwen asked participants to select an apple or piece of chocolate prior to engaging in the experiment. After making their...

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3 Reasons to be Excited About WMCP®

When I joined The American College of Financial Services in June 2016, I took a long look at the portfolio of designation and degree programs we offered and realized something...

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Wealth Management

The Philosophy of Goal-based Investment Planning

Most of us view our investment portfolio as numbers on a screen. These numbers go up, sometimes they go down. If we invest more in stocks, they tend to bounce around more and...

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