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Here’s Why You Need a Vacation

Work can provide us with a sense of meaning and well-being, but sometimes, we just need a break. Without recovery periods our ability to keep performing at high levels diminishes. When employees take more…

Health, Money, Medical Decision-Making   /   MARCH 21 2018

Looking for an impact idea for next year’s tax season? We got you covered.

By Stephanie Tepper and Emory Nelms Over the last few years, the Common Cents Lab has designed and run multiple experiments that infuse the best practices for VITA programs with insights from behavioral science….

Common Cents Lab, Money, Increase Short- and Long-term Savings   /   DECEMBER 6 2017

Give ‘Em The Slip: Using Friction for Savings

By: Maura Farver, Stephanie Tepper, and Matt Trower Millions of Americans operate primarily in a cash economy. These individuals not only carry greater risk in storing their money, but also miss out on the…

Behavioral Economics & Psychology, Common Cents Lab, Money, Increase Short- and Long-term Savings   /   OCTOBER 18 2017