Educating Widows in Personal Financial Planning


Korb, B. R. (2010). Financial planners: Educating widows in personal financial planning. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning 21 (2), pp. 3-15.

Brief Description:  Financial planners and their widowed clients were interviewed. Research revealed that widows vary by age in terms of their knowledge level and risk tolerance as well as their needs for financial advice and education, with the younger widows were less risk adverse and more financially literate but in need of financial guidance for a longer time …

Factors related to being in higher income categories


DeVaney, S. A., & Anong, S. T. (2007). Income quintiles: Examining changes in the characteristics of respondents. Financial Counseling and Planning, 18(2), 19-34.

Brief Description: This study identified characteristics of Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) respondents in different income distribution quintiles in 1998, 2001, and 2004. Characteristics associated with being in the upper and upper-middle income quintiles included age, education, homeownership, luxury vehicle ownership, and regular savings. Variables that were not significant included gender and family type and attitude …

Military discharge papers

To obtain copies of military discharge papers, request Standard Form 180 (SF-180) from any office of the Veterans Administration, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, or Red Cross or from other veterans associations or military recruiters. You can also download Standard Form 180 from the National Personnel Records Center. Click here to download form SF-180. Send the completed form to:

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

The National Personnel Records Center …

Financial Security: Consumer Credit

Credit can be a successful financial management tool. Using credit allows you flexibility in managing your budget to purchase goods and services when they are needed the most, not when you have the cash on hand to pay for them. You are offered credit because people trust you to repay them within a stated period of time.

Example of credit cards, (c)
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Consumer credit takes many forms, including installment loans, credit cards, department store revolving charge accounts, home …