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Being thrifty on a $100K wage: austerity in family finances Vyas, Dhaval, Snow, Stephen, Brereton, Margot, Dulleck, Uwe and Boyen, Xavier (2015) Being thrifty on a$100K wage: austerity in family finances. CSCW'15 Companion Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing. 14 - 18 Mar 2015. pp. 167-170 . .

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Abstract

Understanding how families manage their finances represents a highly important research agenda given the recent economic climate of debt and uncertainty. To have a better understanding of the economics in domestic settings, it is very important to study the ways money and financial issues are collaboratively handled within families. Using an ethnographic approach, we studied the everyday financial practices of fifteen middle-income families. Our preliminary results show that there is a strong tendency to live frugally; that, people apply various and creative mechanisms to minimize their expenses and save money seemingly irrespectively of their income. To this end we highlight some implications for designing technologies to support household financial practices.

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Published date: March 2015
Venue - Dates: CSCW'15 Companion Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing, 2015-03-14 - 2015-03-18
Keywords: family finances, hci, design
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 386433
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386433
ISBN: 978-1-4503-2946-0

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 19 Feb 2016 09:29

Contributors

Author: Dhaval Vyas
Author: Stephen Snow
Author: Margot Brereton
Author: Uwe Dulleck
Author: Xavier Boyen