Marriage & Finances On The Same Page

As you make your way into midlife you will inevitably encounter a growing number of peers who are on the verge of or who have already dissolved their marriages. For many of these couples, the self-reported cause of marital discord is disagreement over finances. In fact, financial disagreements are stronger predictors of divorce than other marital disagreements, based on research from Kansas[…]

A New Home for The Millionaire Next Door

Always a teacher, my father loved uncovering hidden trends in the economy, in consumer behavior, and in marketing research, and then sharing them with others. He loved reading articles in newspapers, cutting them out, making notes all over the margins, and then turning those findings into essays on how individuals approach money. I would share[…]

Partnering with the Financial Planning Performance Lab at UGA

We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Data Points and the Financial Planning Performance Lab (FPPL) at the University of Georgia and the addition of Dr. John Grable, CFP® and professor of financial planning, to the Data Points advisory board. UGA’s FPPL is the only applied clinical facility in the nation designed for the[…]

Not Ready for The Real World

I know elementary school teachers, coaches, and your parents told you that all that matters is that you do your best. Unfortunately, they all lied to you. The professor who wrote this was responding to a fictional (albeit realistic) scenario: how would you respond to a student who asked for a grade change on a[…]

Let Research Guide Spending Advice

Why do we spend money? Why do we buy things we don’t need or items that are outside of what we can afford? What advice should we heed if we’re trying to improve our ability to walk out of a store with only what we intended to buy? Some argue that gender, ethnic group membership[…]