Personal Finance: An Interdisciplinary Profession

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Jane Schuchardt

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Dorothy Durband

Texas Tech University - Department of Personal Financial Planning

William C. Bailey

University of Arkansas - Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

Sharon A. Devaney

Purdue University

John E. Grable

Texas Tech University - College of Human Sciences

Irene E. Leech

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences - Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management

Jean M. Lown

Utah State University - Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Deanna L. Sharpe

University of Missouri at Columbia

Jing Jian Xiao

University of Rhode Island

Abstract

This commentary recommends that financial counseling and planning research, education, and practice be framed as an interdisciplinary profession called personal finance. Authors summarize the history of the profession and key theories providing the conceptual foundation. In order for the emerging profession of personal finance to achieve significant visibility and gain maturity, professionals must reach consensus on defining collective scholarship. Readers are encouraged to engage in the dialogue and comment on the call to action by contacting the lead author.

Keywords: financial counseling, financial planning, household behavioral finance, interdisciplinary profession, personal finance

Suggested Citation

Schuchardt, Jane and Durband, Dorothy and Bailey, William Charles and Devaney, Sharon A. and Grable, John E. and Leech, Irene E. and Lown, Jean M. and Sharpe, Deanna L. and Xiao, Jing Jian, Personal Finance: An Interdisciplinary Profession. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2228830

Jane Schuchardt (Contact Author)

National Institute of Food and Agriculture ( email )

1301 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20250
United States

Dorothy Durband

Texas Tech University - Department of Personal Financial Planning ( email )

United States

William Charles Bailey

University of Arkansas - Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness ( email )

Fayetteville, AR 72701
United States
501-575-2058 (Phone)
501-575-2050 (Fax)

Sharon A. Devaney

Purdue University ( email )

80 E. Stirrup Trail
Monument, CO 80132-7704
United States
719-649-1083 (Phone)

John E. Grable

Texas Tech University - College of Human Sciences ( email )

Lubbock, TX 79409
United States
806-742-3050 (Phone)
806-742-1639 (Fax)

Irene E. Leech

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences - Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management ( email )

United States

Jean M. Lown

Utah State University - Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services ( email )

Logan, UT
United States

Deanna L. Sharpe

University of Missouri at Columbia ( email )

Consumer and Family Economics
Columbia, MO 65211
United States
573-882-9652 (Phone)
573-884-8389 (Fax)

Jing Jian Xiao

University of Rhode Island ( email )

Transition Center
Kingston, RI 02881
United States
401-874-2547 (Phone)
401-874-4020 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.uri.edu/hss/hdf/faculty/JingJXiao.htm

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