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Center for Financial Responsibility

Center for Financial Responsibility Research Texas Tech

Become a partner in our research initiatives at the Center for Financial Responsibility.

Join the Center for Financial Responsibility (CFR) by supporting the innovative research they are conducting in areas of retirement planning, risk management, financial health, and financial planning history, or participate in an planned research series and symposium.

Research Opportunities

Retirement Planning & Living Research Initiative

The Retirement Planning & Living Research Initiative promotes research that enhances our understanding of the financial, psychological, social, cognitive and physical transitions related to retirement.

Retirement Planning & Living Research Initiative website

For more information about this initiative, please contact Charlene Kalenkoski.

Personal Risk Management Initiative

The Personal Risk Management Initiative will educate a new generation of Risk Management Professionals who will facilitate decision making and will practice at the highest standard of care for the benefit of the consumer.

For more information about this initiative, please contact John Gilliam.

Personal Financial Health Initiative

The Personal Financial Health Initiative promotes research and development of best practices regarding financial health production through awareness, education, habituation, examination and adjustment.

For more information about this initiative, please contact Sandra Huston.

Archives for the History of Financial Planning

The Financial Planning History Archives is responsible for acquiring and preserving items of historical significance to the financial planning profession. Valuable historical resources will be made available onsite, electronically and through educational public outreach programs.

For more information about this initiative, please contact Bill Gustafson.

Financial Planning Research Series

FP Research Series is a monthly speaker series hosted by the Department of Personal Financial Planning and Center for Financial Responsibility. Each month researchers present a working paper from the fields of financial planning, finance, human behavior, retirement, or consumer economics. The goal is to promote productive multi-disciplinary research related to personal financial planning.

For more information, please contact Ashley Guillemette

 Teaching & Research Development Symposium

The Teaching & Research Development Symposium includes featured sessions and provides opportunities for financial planning academia to present original research and ideas. In addition to these things, the Symposium features a poster competition to support emerging research and development projects. The symposium is a great opportunity to connect financial planning colleagues across the world to discuss research collaborations, course content and development, and program development. 

For more information about this symposium, please contact Chris Browning.