Decision Making for Personal Investment

Real Estate Financing, Foreclosures and Other Issues

  • Waymond Rodgers
  • Timothy G. McFarlin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Waymond Rodgers, Timothy G McFarlin
    Pages 1-9
  3. Waymond Rodgers, Timothy G McFarlin
    Pages 11-15
  4. Waymond Rodgers, Timothy G McFarlin
    Pages 17-42
  5. Waymond Rodgers, Timothy G McFarlin
    Pages 53-58
  6. Waymond Rodgers, Timothy G McFarlin
    Pages 59-64
  7. Waymond Rodgers, Timothy G McFarlin
    Pages 65-78
  8. Waymond Rodgers, Timothy G McFarlin
    Pages 79-84
  9. Waymond Rodgers, Timothy G McFarlin
    Pages 85-88
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 89-89

About this book


This book presents a personal financial decision making model based on six dominant decision making pathways. It outlines each pathway in detail before focusing on real estate investments in the second part of the book. Based on the authors extensive research into investment decision making, decision modeling and experimental psychology, strategies presented in this book will facilitate more successful investment decision making.

Waymond Rodgers is a C.P.A. and Chair Professor in the School of Business at the University of Hull, UK. He is also the El Paso Community Chair Professor at the University of Texas, El Paso, and at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Previously he was a Professor at the University of California, Riverside and Irvine, USA and has worked as an auditor with Ernst & Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, as well as a commercial loan officer with Union Bank. He has consulted with Bank of America, Citibank, Santander Bank, and Union Bank in the areas of commercial lending, corporate social responsibility and intellectual capital. His primary research areas are auditing, commercial lending decisions, decision modeling, ethics, trust issues, intellectual capital, and knowledge management.

Timothy G. McFarlin is an Attorney at McFarlin LLP with expertise in a variety of practice areas including real estate law, debt reorganization, bankruptcy, business litigation, and consumer law and mortgage litigation.


Financial decision making Investment principles Real Estate Investments Rationality Irrationality

Authors and affiliations

  • Waymond Rodgers
    • 1
  • Timothy G. McFarlin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Texas, El Paso/ University of HullHullUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.McFarlin LLPCalifornia USA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47848-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47849-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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Finance, Business & Banking