Date: April 19 and 20, 2010
Description: The CFS convened researchers, practitioners and policymakers to explore challenges and opportunities in consumers’ financial literacy and stability. The event, “Family Financial Security: Implications for Policy and Practice,” introduced some of the most recent and cutting-edge studies that bring new insights into economic behavior.
The symposium addressed three key research questions:
How do people choose and use financial products?
How do people save and borrow?
What helps support financial security in retirement?
Across two days and four panels, presenters and discussants shared research on financial security. The Center for Financial Security has published the Symposium proceedings to provide a summary of the conversations from this event.
American Family Insurance Researchers Discuss Findings About Their Consumers With Families by Toni Gnewuch and Joshua Morrill
Debt Literacy, Financial Experiences, and Overindebtedness by Annamaria Lusardi
Debt Settlement vs. Debt Management and Industry Implications by Professor Michael Staten
Debt Should Not Be a Safety Net by Carolina Reid
Financial Management Behaviors and Divorce by Jeffrey Dew, Ph.D.
How Catastrophes Affect the Demand for Life Insurance by Jim Carson
Mortgage Origination and Implications for Public Policy by Carolina Reid
Prepaid Debit Cards and Whether or Not They Are Good For Customers byJenifer Romich
The Two-Day Symposium and its Categorization of Different Types of People by Irene Skricki
Beyond the Bottom Line: Relationship Reasons to Practice Thrift by Jeffrey Dew
Catastrophes and the Demand for Life Insurance by Stephen Fier
Cognitive Abilities and Household Financial Decision Making by Sumit Agarwal and Bhashkar Mazumder
Debt Literacy, Financial Experiences and Overindebtedness by Annamaria Lusardi and Peter Tufano
Designing Disclosures to Improve Consumer Financial Decision Making: Lessons Learned from Consumer Testing by Jeanne M. Hogarth and Ellen A. Merry
Discounting and Defaulting: Evidence from Time Preference Experiments and Administrative Credit Data by Stephan Meier and Charles Sprenger
Financial Literacy, Evidence from the Cusp of Retirement by Jason Seligman
Frame Changin’: How Presence of a Child Impacts Provider Selection and Satisfaction in The Insurance Industry by Joshua Morrill and Toni Gnewuch
Sought or Sold: Understanding the Linkages Between Origination Channel and Consumer Choice in the Mortgage Market by Carolina Reid
StabilityFirst Pilot Test by Gregory Mills
A Tool for Getting By or Getting Ahead? Consumers’ Views on Prepaid Cards by Jennifer Romich, Eric Waithaka and Sarah Gordon
The Ruth S. Dickie Foundation (SOHE)