Investing State Versus Trait

If you have watched a fintech product demo that includes anything remotely related to financial psychology, you might hear the word “personality” thrown around a lot. For example, I heard one very confident salesperson recently refer to his platform as measuring “investor personality” when the tech was measuring the client’s current feelings about investing. Personality characteristics predict a wide range of future outcomes regarding human behavior. The Big Five (or OCEAN) model of personality has been …
Independent of our unique individual personality traits, values, and attitudes, we know that financial decisions and behaviors have the most significant impact on achieving money goals. Carrie Rattle, CEO & Founder of Behavioral Cents, is a financial therapist and coach who works to engage clients in exploring their money beliefs with the ultimate goal of helping to optimize their financial behaviors. In the brief conversation below, we explore how Carrie uses behavioral assessments in …
Part of the benefit of using behavioral assessments in financial planning is the ability to help clients understand why they make particular spending, saving, and investing decisions. Uncovering the “why” behind financial choices can open up a world of conversations and growth, growth that can lead to positive change. Maggie Klokkenga, CPA, CFP®, founder of Make A Money Mindshift, shared how she uses the power of assessments to help clients achieve what matters most through financial coaching packages …
Uncover Client Money Mindset with Financial Personality Tests Client personality relates to saving, spending, and investing decisions. How is your firm measuring client personality? Financial professionals use our library of behavioral assessments to uncover client financial psychology and provide financial advice, guidance, and coaching. Learn more about our financial personality tests, and discover which ones are right for your practice. Building Wealth Identify and guide client financial behaviors with the Building Wealth test. The …
Last month a war (of sorts) was declared, pitting various risk tolerance companies against each other with respect to their methodologies relating to portfolio risk assessment and analysis. The dispute appeared to be outside the realm of measuring a client’s appetite for risk, so to speak. However, there is a very real and clear line of demarcation in the world of risk-tolerance assessment “advisortech” with respect to the method employed in assessing the investor’s …

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