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Creating short-term saving opportunities: Goals, Taxes, and 5-Weekends

Join our behavioral experts for a riveting conversation on how to start and increase short-term savings for middle Americans effectively.  In this session, we will share results from a couple field studies with fin-tech company Digit, as well as new research on savings. Webinar: DEC 1ST, 2016, 12:00PM PST Register Here The post Creating short-term…

Creating a Long Term Mindset: A Simple Intervention to Increase Retirement Savings

Field and lab studies suggest that the way people think about their income can have a big impact on the way they spend and save money. This is particularly important because often it is those who are the most vulnerable that are also the most likely to have inconsistent incomes. In this webinar we will…

Behavioral Economics: Valentines Day Edition

It’s that time of the year again. Love is in the air, birds are chirping. Naturally, you are looking for topical behavioral economics material. Here are a few articles and videos to guide you through Valentines Day, whether you are single and searching, or taken and unsure. Dan Ariely: On Dating and Relationships When hiring,…

Common Cents Lab Announces New Partners for 2017

“Partnerships create behavioral interventions to improve financial decision-making for low- to moderate-income people in America.” San Francisco, CA and Durham, NC – March 15, 2017 – Common Cents Lab, a financial research lab at Duke University supported by MetLife Foundation, today unveiled the 16 new behavioral design partners selected for its work in 2017. Each…

7 of the Best Resources For Keeping Up with Behavioral Economics Research

The world of behavioral economics is a busy one. Here are 7 resources that you can use to stay in the loop. 1. The BE Hub  // @behavecondotcom Behavioraleconomics.com has great behavioral economics related content, go figure! Notably, this site is home to a fairly active blog, a list of current job openings in BE, and three incredibly…

BankFeeFinder.com Launches to Help Consumers Uncover Bank Fees

San Francisco, CA and Durham, NC – Feb. 28, 2017 – New tool BankFeeFinder.com launches today to help consumers find how much they have paid in bank fees. The tool was created by Chime, a new type of bank account that helps members avoid fees and save money automatically, with behavioral design insights from Common…

Ask Ariely: On Discussing Delays, Remembering Regret, and Valuing Veracity

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ___________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I’m one of the backers on Kickstarter of the Irrational Game, the social-science-driven card game that you developed to…

Email Notifications

How many of our emails should we know about the moment someone decides to email us? 205 billion.  That’s the number of emails we sent and received in 2015, and that number is expected to grow to 246 billion by 2019.[1]  What does this mean for most of us?  A steady stream of new messages coming…

Ask Ariely: On Dramatic Defaults, Traveler Tips, and Restaurant Risks

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ___________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I know that people are more likely to make smart decisions—about, say, contributing early and often to a retirement…

Ask Ariely: On Career Center Incentives, Painful Pricing, and Colorful Communication

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ___________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I work with liberal arts college students, many of whom don’t use their school’s career services early enough, if…

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