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#ResearchWednesday - Serving Underserved Populations: The Incarcerated

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January 09, 2019

In my recent article published in the Journal of Financial Counseling & Planning (JFCP), I went back to education—in my opinion, the very foundation of how we function—and I endeavored to answer the question: Does basic financial education increase knowledge for men within two years of release in a work-release program?

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#ResearchWednesday - Associations of Health and Financial Resources With Stress

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September 19, 2018

Without having to obtain detailed information about a client’s future, financial counselors can assess and potentially influence stress levels by an evaluation of how well-prepared clients feel

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#ResearchWednesday - Identifying Bankruptcy Triggers with Medical Debt

#ResearchWednesday

September 05, 2018

Nearly 57% (1,094) reported some type of medical debt, with 67% (730) having medical bills of less than $3,000. Using two different “at risk” measurements, a great majority (1,436) were not categorized “at risk” of bankruptcy due to medical debt.

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

#ResearchWednesday, Financial Education

August 22, 2018

By: Dr. D. Allen Ammerman

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