Monday, June 04, 2007

Brett Steenbarger's Appearance on NBC Today Show

Just a quick note to let you know that I'll be part of an NBC Today Show segment on personal finance on Thursday, 6/7/07 at the 7:30 AM hour. Today's Jean Chatzky has done a fine job of addressing the psychological challenges faced by investors trying to navigate their way to retirement. Interestingly, many of these challenges are similar to those faced by active traders, particularly with respect to the need to cultivate self-efficacy. In upcoming posts, I hope to elaborate on the Today segment to further address the need for investors to take control of their finances and craft a secure retirement. At a time when Social Security appears to be less than secure and baby-boomers are hitting those retirement years, it's a crucial topic for those working Americans who will be supporting the system.