Behavioral Finance Blog Financial Therapy

Sean Allocca
Financial Planning
October 25 2017

Can ‘financial therapy’ cure bad client behavior?

Advisors specialize in knowing every facet of their clients’ financial lives. Will they need to delve into their mental processes and emotional states as well?

Absolutely says Dan Egan, Betterment’s director of behavioral finance. With automated software digitizing many menial tasks — like rebalancing portfolios and utilizing tax-loss harvesting — the advisors’ value will hinge on dealing with complex human relationships, he says. More...