Promoting financial planning research and education for the benefit of the public, financial planners, academia and industry.




The Foundation is committed to technical research that examines best practices in financial planning decision-making, behavioural research that examines the impact of human behaviour on effective financial planning and societal research that examines the benefits of financial planning on society as a whole.

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Research Update: Financial Stress and Self-Efficacy

Using data from the Financial Planning Standards Council's Value of Financial Planning longitudinal survey, this project has studied how financial stress and self-efficacy predict a person's likelihood to seek professional financial help. A brochure outlining the results of this study can be found here.



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