Small group discussion: why users struggle to manage money and how to help them

On March 1st, we'll have a small group discussion about money and personal finance. We'll start by talking about the challenges our users (all of us) face with managing their money - and use that as a jumping off point for discussing behavioral and technology approaches to help people better manages their finances.

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  • Stephanie H

    Sorry to have missed the meetup earlier this month. I wanted to share the FinCapDev hackathon happening in NYC in two weeks. FinCapDev is a mobile app development competition that helps underserved Americans make smarter financial choices and achieve better access to financial services. Cash prizes are awarded and I'm sure there will be a lot of talented, smart minds there.

    2 · March 16, 2014

  • Daniel K.

    Thanks everyone for coming out. I put together a few resources in a Google Doc covering behavioral economics and finance:

    Please feel free to add comments or additional links as well as uploading pictures on Meetup. And hope to see you all in April for Michael Chasen.

    1 · March 2, 2014

    • Ted E.

      Hey thanks for these, Daniel, I come to learn about how to apply these concepts to health and I never leave disappointed! The information about the Return-To-Savings initiative is here if others are interested­ - as you said there are some design methodologies that can turn the tide of overwhelming societal biases toward unhealth (financial, physical, emotional) - Much appreciated! I'll post on this research soon for my medical colleagues :)

      1 · March 4, 2014

  • dee

    very good stuff...interactive format where it was easy for everybody to get involved.

    March 2, 2014

  • KS

    Lots of interesting thoughts contributed

    March 2, 2014

  • Tom A

    The meetup went well. About a dozen people or so. I have used Design Thinking to research and build solutions around intensely personal subjects like unemployment, sexual assault and high-risk behavior in teens... so I was interested in observing some of the parallels to personal finance through this discussion. There was a mix of people from finance service, health and design backgrounds so it was and interesting discussion that resulted in some surprising ideas, I think. I have a couple of pictures (just from the back of the room... no faces but Dan's but I'm not sure where to post them here.

    March 2, 2014

  • Peter K.

    Any updates on the wait list?

    March 1, 2014

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