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Samantha Lamas

Samantha Lamas

 is a Morningstar behavioural researcher

The key to personal financial planning: Being lazy
Personal Finance
The key to personal financial planning: Being lazy
There are benefits to following a simplified approach.
Why it’s important to retire with purpose
Retirement
Why it’s important to retire with purpose
Retirement isn’t the freedom from work, but the freedom to do your life’s work.
More investing tools won’t solve all your problems
Personal Finance
More investing tools won’t solve all your problems
Behind every new tool is a human being grappling with how to use it.
Sometimes, it pays to focus more on 'personal' than 'finance'
Personal Finance
Sometimes, it pays to focus more on 'personal' than 'finance'
Personal finance is personal; or why you should focus on the value of non-monetary returns
Are you caught in a scarcity trap?
Personal Finance
Are you caught in a scarcity trap?
Fixing an ingrained scarcity mindset requires more than extra money, writes Samantha Lamas.
Investing basics: how to build strong financial habits
Personal Finance
Investing basics: how to build strong financial habits
Adopting mental shortcuts can help you stick to a budget.
Busting biases in volatile times
Personal Finance
Busting biases in volatile times
A behavioural checklist for investors facing turbulent markets.
Is recency bias swaying your investing decisions?
Personal Finance
Is recency bias swaying your investing decisions?
How memories of market crashes could be clouding your judgment now.
Taking action or locking in the losses?
Personal Finance
Taking action or locking in the losses?
We want to act, but should we? The impulse to sell out is natural but you may live to regret it, says Samantha Lamas.