Bridging the Gap: Building a Community of Financial Well-being


2017 AFCPE® Research and Training Symposium


AFCPE Pre-Symposium and FTA: Monday, November 13 - Wednesday, November 15
AFCPE Symposium: Wednesday, November 15 - Friday, November 17
Schedule Subject to Change

Title: Budgeting and Financial Capability: A Perspective of Behavioral Hierarchy (2017 Research Paper Award Winner)
Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Budgeting behavior is considered a desirable financial behavior to indicate consumer financial capability. However, systematic research on budgeting behavior with a large scale national sample is limited. The purpose of this study was to address this research gap and examine characteristics of budgeting behavior from the perspective of the behavioral hierarchy. The assumption holds that consumer financial behaviors may be performed in a hierarchical manner along with an increase of economic resources. Using data from the 2015 National Financial Capability Study, evidence suggests that budgeting behavior is at the lower end of the behavioral hierarchy.

CFP Pre-approved Session - 1 CEU
Session Slides: 121176-2-47068.pptx