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Podcast 105: Investiphobia

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Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Paul Puckett, author of Investiphobia.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #105
Financial Literacy Month: S05E01 / 129


Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
[00:34] Interview with Paul Puckett
[00:51] Should I keep up with the Jones’ investment decisions?
[04:02] When and how much research is necessary?
[07:36] The fear of losing access to money
[11:51] Disappointing parents or children
[17:16] Removing emotional influences from investment decisions
[20:00] Practical resources for finding an advisor
[22:40] End

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Updated April 12, 2016 and originally published April 24, 2011.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar 1 Anonymous


Thanks for taking the time to interview me about my new book, Investiphobia. You are very good, at times I felt like I was talking to Charlie Rose!

Your followers may be interested in a free excerpt which is on Reuter’s Prism Money blog. It is the chapter, Fear of NOT keeping up with the Joneses. Here’s a link:

Best regards,

Paul Puckett

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avatar 2 skylog

thanks paul for the free look and for the podcast! i will enjoy taking a look!

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