Financial Planning is a collaborative process that helps maximize a client’s potential for meeting life goals through financial advice that integrates relevant elements of the client’s personal and financial circumstances. The Financial Planning Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Financial Planning scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
The Financial Planning Research Network on SSRN (FinPlanRN) includes research in all areas of financial planning, welcoming contributions from a broad range of fields, from retirement planning and portfolio choice to psychology and sociology, all indirectly or directly informing financial planning practice. Topics include client psychology; consumer financial decision-making; household finance; portfolio choice; financial therapy, literacy, and wellness; consumer protection, policy, and regulation; psychology and human decision-making; and the human sciences among other areas. SSRN helps researchers and practitioners discover the most cutting-edge research long before it is published, while showcasing the broad range of fields that relate to financial planning theory and practice such as economics, financial economics, and management.