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Common Cents Lab Opens Applications for 2018 Financial Services Cohort

Lab seeks partners to create behavioral interventions that improve financial decision-making for low- to moderate-income people in America San Francisco, CA and Durham, NC – Oct 6, 2017 – Common Cents Lab, a financial research lab at Duke University supported by MetLife Foundation, today announced that it is accepting applications for its 2018 behavioral design…

Common Cents Lab Unveils Millennial Financial Regret Spending Report

New report seeks to measure whether spending can make you happy  San Francisco, CA and Durham, NC – Sept. 12, 2017 – Common Cents Lab, a financial research lab at Duke University supported by MetLife Foundation, today unveiled its first ever Millennial Regret Spending Report. “While it’s common to regret the last thing we ate,…

Hot off the press: Our report on tax-time interventions at VITA sites

We ran four experiments with two tax sites in New York City to try to get people to: Cut down on their tax preparation costs and get their taxes done for free at VITA sites Save part of their tax refund. Interested to learn what we found? Check out our report. Applying Behavioral Economics in…

Retiremap Launches First Platform Combining Human Coaching and Robo-Advisory to Improve Financial Wellness

Top plan advisory firm Channel Financial commits to new one-to-one financial coaching platform designed with behavioral insights from Common Cents Lab San Ramon, Calif. – June 8, 2017 – Research-backed employee financial wellness company Retiremap today unveiled the first financial coaching platform combining human coaching with robo-advisor capabilities. Developed in tandem with Duke University’s Common…

The Behavioral Ploys Your Internet Providers Use When You Negotiate Your Bills

Recently we invited four people to come into our office to negotiate their internet bills.  Everyone who called managed to save at least $10 either through negotiating a lower rate, reducing their fees, or by receiving a credit on their bill. So why are people still so apprehensive about calling to negotiate their bills?  63%…