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This is the first Journal of Personal Finance from new editor Dr. Benjamin F. Cummings, CFP®, RFC® who is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Finance at the American College of Financial Services. He has completed award-winning research on the use and value of financial advice and has been quoted in the media, including in MarketWatch and USA Today. His primary responsibilities include teaching behavioral finance in the Financial and Retirement Planning Ph.D. program and advising doctoral candidates on dissertation research. His research focuses on making retirement, charitable, tax and investment decision.

“As the new editor of the Journal of Personal Finance, I am pleased to introduce the Fall 2018 issue which is full of the latest research and current thinking in the field of personal finance,” relates Dr. Cummings. “I am honored to follow in the footsteps of the previous editors of this key journal serving the academic and practitioner communities in the financial planning profession.”

The following six articles are included the 2018 edition, Volume 17, Issue 2:

  • Creating Understanding and Interest in Charitable Financial and Estate Planning: An Experimental Test of Introductory Phrases
  • The Consistency Smile: How Consistency of Investment Decisions Relates to Risk Appetite?
  • Identifying Overvalued and Undervalued Stock Market and Market Timing in Retirement Funds
  • Defined Benefit Plans Versus Defined Contribution Plans: An Evaluation Framework Using Random Returns
  • Post-Retirement Spending Discomfort and the Role of Preparedness, Preferences, and Expectations
  • 2018 IARFC National Financial Plan Competition: Case Solution by Bryant College

“Dr. Cummings has performed remarkably in continuing the vision and production of the Fall JPF,” commented IARFC Chairman and CEO H. Stephen Bailey, MRFC. “Our members value the research presented by industry academia. Along with the Register, it gives a balanced approach to educating our professionals.”

For more information on the Journal – visit the JPF Section of the IARFC website.

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