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Identifying Motivations To Encourage Women To Adopt Positive Financial Behaviors, Megan E. Rowley Dec 2010

Identifying Motivations To Encourage Women To Adopt Positive Financial Behaviors, Megan E. Rowley

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Seventeen women between the ages of 25 and 54 who self-identified as having made a positive financial change within the past two years were interviewed in four focus groups. Participants were asked to identify their motivations for financial behavior change. The analysis of this research data indicated the participants in this study progressed through the stages of change in Prochaska's Transtheoretical Model while making personal financial changes. Factors such as emotion, family influence, and life transition helped many women move from earlier stages (Precontemplation, Contemplation) to later stages (Preparation, Action) of change. Although participants utilized a wide variety of ...


Consumer Fraud And Deceit: Don't Be A Target, Norleen Ackerman Ph.D Sep 1990

Consumer Fraud And Deceit: Don't Be A Target, Norleen Ackerman Ph.D

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American consumers lose an estimated $50 billion per year-almost $700 per household-to fraudulent schemes and deceptive sales practices. While most businesses are honest and fair to consumers, some arc not. It takes two people-a seller and a consumer-to make a deceptive selling scheme work.