Friends With Money #67: Don't let the ape invest for you

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What kind of role does emotional intelligence play in our ability to make clear and beneficial financial decisions?

That's the question at the heart of this week's episode of the Friends With Money podcast featuring Money's Tom Watson and behavioural economist and psychologist, Phil Slade. They discuss:

  • What is emotional intelligence?
  • Can it help us make better financial decisions?
  • Are people with higher emotional intelligence better with money?
  • Why does delaying gratification matter?
  • How can we improve our emotional intelligence?

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Tom Watson is a senior journalist at Money magazine, and one of the hosts of the Friends With Money podcast. He's previously worked as a journalist covering everything from property and consumer banking to financial technology. Tom has a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Phil Slade is a behavioural economist and psychologist and the author of Going Ape S#!t! and founder of Decida. He works across digital innovation, strategy and cognitive bias. Phil holds a Bachelor of Psychology from The University of Queensland and a Master of Organisational Psychology from Griffith University.