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Anna Wroblewska

Anna began her career in finance as a college intern at a hedge fund, and she hasn’t been able to escape its siren song ever since. She’s done academic research at Harvard Business School and UCLA, was the COO of a wealth management firm, and now writes about finance, economics, behavior, and business. Anna recently relocated to a fascinatingly small town in South Africa's Western Cape. Operating in several time zones at once, she sleeps at odd hours and has developed a benign obsession with the cappuccino. She finished her MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and her BA in Economics at the University of Southern California.

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Sat Oct 18

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1 Myth About Competition -- Busted!

You might think competition is always good. You would be wrong -- competitiveness in an industry can go very wrong, leaving everyone worse off.

Fri Oct 17

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More Than Economics: How to Measure Inequality

We’re all aware of the concept of inequality, but how do you measure it? Is it just about economics, or should you include other measures? A look at a few of the tools you can use to understand a society.

Thu Oct 16

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Are Degrees From For-Profit Colleges Worth the Paper They're Printed On?

Wondering if that Bachelor’s from an online institution is a good idea? A recent study indicates that it isn’t.

Mon Oct 13

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The Unexpected Link Between Banks and Birth Rates

A study finds that fertility declines with access to banking. What are the implications for emerging markets in Africa?

Sat Oct 11

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How to Eat Healthier: Lessons From the Buffet Line

A simple and elegant study on buffet line behavior has implications for how you can trick yourself into eating better.

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How to Give Expert Advice: Don't Say Too Much

An enormous cross-country study analyzes the sources of nonadherence to medical advice, and comes up with some fascinating recommendations for communicating your expert opinion.

Fri Oct 10

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3 Things You Can Learn About Finance From Your Kids' Eating Habits

Here's a research overview that sheds light into the fascinating world of child psychology -- with some very important takeaways for grownups.

Thu Oct 9

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The Surprising Way You Can Be a Better Shopper

The shoppers most motivated to stay on budget in the grocery store tend to be the worst at estimating how much to spend. Learn how to be a better shopper by doing less instead.

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High School Sports: The Secret to Better Health and Greater Success?

Could the secret to better health and greater success be high school sports? Two studies imply that it might be.

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Change Your Perceptions, Change Your Life?

Research studies show that how we perceive exercise affects how we eat. Could this be applied to your financial life?

Sun Oct 5

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Entrepreneurial Activity: Another Reason to Invest in Africa?

A National Bureau of Economic Research study finds a significant relationship between demographics and entrepreneurship. Namely, the younger the country, the more new businesses formed. Is this another reason to invest in young emerging economies?

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Is It Because I'm a Girl? Female Board Members and Decision-Making

There is some evidence that companies with female board members do better than those without, but the mechanics aren't really understood. A series of interviews with French board members sheds some light on the issue.

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How Exactly Do Retirees Spend Their Money?

Planning for retirement is hard enough already, but you’ll also need to consider where your money will be going. An Employee Benefit Research Institute report fills us in on what retirees spend their money on.

Sun Sep 28

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Are Student Loans Worth It? Evidence From Graduates

Surprising evidence shows that people with student loans earn less than those without -- but not for the reasons you might expect.

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Why Emotional Investors Are Hardwired for Failure

You want to buy low and sell high, but what if you’re doubling down on a shaky investment because of emotions?

Sat Sep 27

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What You Can Learn About Investing From Soccer Goalies

As an investor, you might feel as if you should always be doing something. But maybe you shouldn’t.

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Should You Attend the Best University You Can Get Into?

A study of professional soccer players find huge benefits to the challenge of playing on a top team. Does that mean you should go to the best university you can get into?

Fri Sep 26

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Your Uncontrollable Teenager Might Be a Great Entrepreneur One Day

A recent study uncovers the link between aptitude, illicit activity, and entrepreneurship.

Thu Sep 25

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The Secret to Retirement Planning Success

There are numerous ways to enhance your retirement savings -- open a retirement account, change your deferral rates, adjust your portfolio, etc. But there is one thing that sets apart the big-time savers: consistency.

Tue Sep 23

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How to Pay Off Your Student Loans

You’re done with school and the grace period is coming to a close. What do you do?

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