Psychology & Psychiatry

A scarcity of women leads men to spend more, save less

The perception that women are scarce leads men to become impulsive, save less, and increase borrowing, according to new research from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Financial health' is good medicine in mental health care

Spend an afternoon doing mental health research with Annie Harper, Ph.D. and you might find yourself checking out the prices at a local rent-to-own store, helping a client pull his credit report, or listening as Harper speaks ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Impatient people have lower credit scores: study

Is there a psychological reason why people default on their mortgages? A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that ...

Health

Credit score can also describe health status

A credit score doesn't just reduce a person's entire financial history down to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness. It might also be saying something about a person's health status, too, according ...

Health

Why medical debt – and bankruptcy – are growing problems

Burdensomely high medical costs are often blamed for pushing many Americans into bankruptcy. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau some 43 million Americans have unpaid medical debt on their credit reports.

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