Researcher debunks myths that play into soldiers' financial readiness
Marking the 12th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, Oct. 7 should be a day dedicated to honoring our soldiers and veterans. One way to do this is by ensuring they are financially secure, according to a 2013 Kansas State ...
Global networks must be redesigned, professor says
The increasing interdependencies between the world's technological, socio-economic, and environmental systems have the potential to create global catastrophic risks. We may have to redesign global networks, concludes Professor ...
Empirically rich new study finds most people alter their risk-management approach depending on the type of decision
Take a moment to consider some of the financial choices you've made in recent years. Do you have a consistent approach to your money, either by playing it safe or having a willingness to take risks? Or do ...
Greed was different in the Middle Ages, researcher says
(Phys.org) -- Surveys of the carnage of the American financial crisis that began in 2008 have revealed the potent allure of personal gain above all else.
Being paranoid about office politics can make you a target: research
People who worry about workplace rejection or sabotage can end up bringing it upon themselves, according to University of British Columbia research.
Upper class people more likely to cheat: study
The upper class has a higher propensity for unethical behavior, being more likely to believe as did Gordon Gekko in the movie "Wall Street" that "greed is good," according to a new study from ...
Online interactions can lead to risky financial decision-making
People who participate in online communities are more likely to make risky financial decisions, according to a new study from researchers at Rice University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Zurich.
Financial education creates positive 'snowball effect'
(PhysOrg.com) -- According to a University of Arizona study, cumulative education leads to more financial knowledge and more positive financial behaviors.
Using fear to guide smart investments
Playing the stock market can be a risky game. And when the market behaves unpredictably, public fear can lead to erratic investment responses and market chaos.
More online searches for TV advertisers with viewer multi-tasking
Browsing the Internet while watching TV is a great way to kill time during commercial breaks, but are advertisers losing out if consumers surf while the commercials roll?
Patients, clinicians favor disclosure of financial ties to industry
A review and analysis of previously published studies finds that patients, research participants and journal readers believe financial relationships between medicine and industry should be disclosed, in part because those ...
Don't ignore your emotions at work, professor says
(PhysOrg.com) -- “There’s no crying in baseball!” So said Jimmy Dugan, the manager portrayed by Tom Hanks in the movie “A League of Their Own.” Not so fast, says Vince Waldron, an Arizona State University professor ...
Risky business: Stressed men more likely to gamble
Stressed out, dude? Don't go to Vegas.
Investors who 'gamble' in the stock market have same characteristics as lottery players
The socioeconomic characteristics of people who play state lotteries are similar to investors who pick stocks with a lottery quality--high risk with a small potential for high return, and just like the lottery, returns on ...