Texas Tech University

Sarah D. Asebedo, Ph.D., CFP®

Assistant Professor
Personal Financial Planning

Email: sarah.asebedo@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-5217

Office: HS 259

Fall 2017 Office Hours:
Monday: 1:20 pm - 2:00 pm & 3:20 pm - 4:10 pm
Wednesday: 1:20 pm - 2:00 pm & 3:20 pm - 4:10 pm
Others by appointment.

Vita

Sarah Asebedo

About

Biography
Sarah Asebedo, Ph.D., CFP®, is an Assistant Professor of Personal Financial Planning with Texas Tech University. With extensive financial planning practitioner experience, her goal is to connect research and financial planning practice. She is currently spearheading research focused on Positive Psychology and financial behavior, and how mediation and principled negotiation techniques can be employed to resolve money arguments. Her work has been published in the Journal of Financial Planning, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Financial Therapy, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, and Financial Planning Review. Asebedo's work has been recognized with the Montgomery-Warschauer Award (FPA), the Top 40 Under 40 Award (Investment News), the AARP Public Policy Institute Financial Services and the Older Consumer Award (ACCI), and the Robert O. Hermann Outstanding Dissertation Award (ACCI). Asebedo currently serves as President-Elect for the Financial Therapy Association. She earned her Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University.

Research Interests

With extensive financial planning practitioner experience, Dr. Asebedo's goal is to connect research and practice with a focus on the relationship between psychological attributes, financial conflicts, and financial behavior.

Classes Taught

Financial Planning Technology (PFP 4380/5380); Retirement Planning (PFP 3374/5394)

Recent Publications

Asebedo, S. D., Seay, M. C., Wilmarth, M., Archuleta, K. L., Brase, G., & MacDonald, M. (Under review, 4/10/17) From personality to saving behavior: Bridging the gap. Journal of Consumer Affairs.

Asebedo, S. D., Seay, M. C., Archuleta, K. L., & Brase, G. (Under review, 8/16/17). The psychological predictors of older pre-retirees' financial self-efficacy. Journal of Behavioral Finance.

Asebedo, S. D., & Seay, M. C. (Revised/resubmitted, 5/18/17). Financial self-efficacy and the saving behavior of older pre-retirees. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning.

Asebedo, S. D., & Payne, P. (In press). Market volatility and financial satisfaction: The role of financial self-efficacy. Journal of Behavioral Finance.

Asebedo, S. D., Wilmarth, M. (2017) Does how we feel about financial strain matter for mental health? Journal of Financial Therapy.

Asebedo, S. D. (2016). Building financial peace: A conflict resolution framework for money arguments. Journal of Financial Therapy, (7)2, 1-15.

Asebedo, S. D., & Seay, M. C. (2015). From functioning to flourishing: Applying positive psychology to financial planning. Journal of Financial Planning, 28(11), 50-58. Recipient of the 2016 Montgomery-Warschauer Award.

Seay, M. C., Asebedo, S. D., Thompson, C., Stueve, C., & Russi, R. (2015). Mortgage holding and financial satisfaction in retirement. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 26(2), 200-216.

Asebedo, S. D., & Seay, M. C. (2014). Positive psychological attributes and retirement satisfaction. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 25(2), 161-173.