20 episodes

Cognitive and emotional biases can have a big impact on your financial life. Each episode of Financial Decoder looks closely at one financial decision--and the biases that might cloud your judgment and cost you money. Host Mark Riepe, head of the Schwab Center for Financial Research, decodes the behavioral and psychological factors at play and shares strategies designed to improve the way you approach financial crossroads. Other experts join Mark to provide their unique perspective on behavioral economics, portfolio management, retirement planning, personal finance and more.

Podcasts are for informational purposes only. This channel is not monitored by Charles Schwab. Please visit schwab.com/contactus for contact options.

Financial Decoder Charles Schwab

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Cognitive and emotional biases can have a big impact on your financial life. Each episode of Financial Decoder looks closely at one financial decision--and the biases that might cloud your judgment and cost you money. Host Mark Riepe, head of the Schwab Center for Financial Research, decodes the behavioral and psychological factors at play and shares strategies designed to improve the way you approach financial crossroads. Other experts join Mark to provide their unique perspective on behavioral economics, portfolio management, retirement planning, personal finance and more.

Podcasts are for informational purposes only. This channel is not monitored by Charles Schwab. Please visit schwab.com/contactus for contact options.

    What Should You Do With Your Employee Stock?

    What Should You Do With Your Employee Stock?

    Whether it’s stock options, restricted stock, an employee stock purchase plan, or some other form of equity compensation, most companies offer this vital benefit to employees. But once you have it, what should you do with it?

    • 27 min
    How Should You Give to Charity?

    How Should You Give to Charity?

    Decisions about what you do with your financial assets are just as important as the decisions you make while you’re accumulating them. Most of us want to help others, but is there a smarter way to give to charity?

    • 38 min
    How Do You Get Started on Your Financial To-Do List?

    How Do You Get Started on Your Financial To-Do List?

    If you’ve set some goals, but haven’t taken steps to achieve them, or if you haven’t looked at all the details of your accounts in years, we have some tips and strategies to help you get started on your financial to-do list.

    • 18 min
    How Much Should You Borrow?

    How Much Should You Borrow?

    Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz discusses good debt versus bad debt and some of the common mistakes people make with borrowing.

    • 22 min
    How Did Chuck Schwab Disrupt an Industry? EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

    How Did Chuck Schwab Disrupt an Industry? EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

    Founder and Chairman of the Board Chuck Schwab joins Mark Riepe for a candid discussion about the decisions he made that disrupted the brokerage industry.

    • 24 min
    “Which Biases Should You Protect Against?”

    “Which Biases Should You Protect Against?”

    Scientists and researchers have identified over a hundred cognitive and emotional biases, but which ones are most likely to affect you? It partly depends on your age.

    • 21 min

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