Allison Schrager

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The Behavioral Economics Behind Americans’ Paltry Nest Eggs

January 13, 2014 I recently met a four-star general. He one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met, but instead of talking about himself he took a sincere interest in everyone around him. A self-described “econ-nerd”, he asked me many questions about my work helping people invest for retirement. I explained my ...

Dispelling the Myth of the Left-Handed Genius

September 9, 2013 Ask left-handed people about their lot and they’ll probably tell you how special they are. They will list all of the famous and brilliant people who are left-hand dominant including every post-Cold War president (except George W. Bush), Joan of Arc and Michelangelo to name just a few. Up until ...