Financial Decision Making


Budgeting and financial planning can be difficult at any age. RAND research aims to help children, young adults, and seniors understand how to make better financial decisions and help policymakers and companies develop better financial decisionmaking tools and resources.

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    Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making Studies Human Behavior

    Feb 20, 2009

    Ongoing research at the Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making (CFED) addresses the process of financial decision making over the life-cycle, in particular assessing how people collect information; how they think about risks, and probabilities; and how well they match their decisions to their preferences and interests.

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    Are Youth Putting Off Marriage Because of Their Student Loan Debt?

    Jun 26, 2014

    Women with higher loan balances may be less likely to get married than their peers with lower or no loan balances. But as time goes on, young adults adjust to their post-college financial situation and eventually get promotions, earn raises, obtain other assets, and get married.

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