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 Ruth S. Dickie Foundation (SOHE)