How to avoid making irrational decisions about money

Are your financial decisions impulsive or deliberate?

Douglas Goldstein,


Why do intelligent people make irrational decisions about their money?

Financial writer Emily Guy Birken, author of "The 5 Years Before You Retire," explains impulsivity in making financial decisions.

Can you protect yourself against financial scammers, who thrive on their victims' irrationality, and keep your finances safe?

Did you inherit your parents' irrational financial decision making gene? Are you able to discuss managing their finances with them?

Financial adviser Doug Goldstein, CFP, shares practical techniques for dealing with your own money, as well as that of your family members, who might not see eye-to-eye with you on how to manage funds.