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#ResearchWednesday: I Think I Can Get Ahead

Perceived Economic Mobility, Income, and Financial Behaviors of Young AdultsResearch brief contributed by Julie SzendreyThis study is one of the first to investigate the relationships between perceived economic mobility (Yoon & Wong, 2014) of young adults and their financial management behaviors, specifically cash management, credit management, and savings and investment (Dew &...

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#ResearchWednesday – Serving Underserved Populations: The Incarcerated

Though there is much attention paid to overcrowded prisons, criminal justice reform, and recidivism, little has been done to address how men and women who have experienced incarceration relate to money. There is so much not known that it’s difficult to know where to start the conversation. In my recent...

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#ResearchWednesday – Associations of Health and Financial Resources With Stress

The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) recently released results from a study examining the association of health and financial resources with stress. Published in the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning (JFCP) as part of the special issue on health and finances, the study revealed that perceived accumulation and loss...

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#ResearchWednesday – Identifying Bankruptcy Triggers with Medical Debt

The rising costs of health care and/or lack of insurance coverage may cause many households to build up medical bills to the point where they cannot pay them. A recent research study of bankruptcy filings found significant medical debt serves as a trigger, rather than a fundamental cause, of bankruptcy....

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Research Reflections: Rethinking the 3 to 6 months Rule of Thumb

I have a confession to make: I hate cash. And beyond that, I do not practice many of the behaviors I have heard preached from financial pulpits over the past several years. For example, I do not keep 3-6 months of living expenses in cash or equivalents. This paper began...

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