Silencing the Call of the Sirens

Building on previous research, this paper explores how commitment devices can help consumers make better financial decisions. I focus on in-the-moment decisions that may feel inconsequential in isolation, but accumulate into poor financial outcomes. Using some relative simple strategies, consumers can avoid the temptation to spend without feeling sacrifice.



Citation:

Janet Schwartz (2018) ,"Silencing the Call of the Sirens", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 46, eds. Andrew Gershoff, Robert Kozinets, and Tiffany White, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 288-292.

Authors

Janet Schwartz, Tulane University, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 46 | 2018



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