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1109 Experiment Street
My major current research interest is on the impact of mobile phone subscription on consumer well-being. This includes the impact of non-bank mobile financial services and mobile information on consumer literacy, financial well-being, financial management, and health. While in the U.S. I focus on the reasons for being unbanked and the trends in the use of emerging alternative financial services, in Zimbabwe, I am particularly interested in mobile financial services offered by non-bank parties (presently cellphone companies) who offer money transfer services, and more recently saving, and borrowing services. An important part of this research is to also identify gaps in public policy and provider services for consumer protection and financial education particularly in the African context. My other current interests are: 1) the association between financial security and health status; 2) financial literacy and financial behaviors; and, 3) positive behavior change and upward mobility through financial coaching.
HACE 3200 Introduction to Personal Finance (online)
HACE 4200 Family Savings and Investments
HACE 4210 Retirement Planning
HACE 5250 Comprehensive Financial Planning (capstone)
HACE 8000 Research Methods I in Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics
Peer financial counseling program (Griffin campus)
Pro bono financial plans (service-learning in capstone class)
Financial and economic education in public housing (City of Griffin, GA)
|2006||Ph.D. Family and Consumer Economics Purdue University
|2003||M.S. Agricultural Economics Purdue University
|1997||B.S. Agriculture, Natural Resources Africa University, Zimbabwe
Fisher, P. J., & Anong, S. T. (2012). Relationship of saving motives related to saving habits. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 23(1), 63-79.
Anong, S. T., & DeVaney. (2010). Who cannot afford health insurance? Consumer Interests Annual, 56, p.2. (Presented at the 2010 annual ACCI conference, Atlanta)
DeVaney, S. A., Anong, S. T., & Fisher, P J. (2010). Ten things you should know about teaching online. Proceedings of the 2010 Eastern Family Economics and Resource Management Association Conference. (Presented at the 2010 EFERMA conference, Chattanooga)
Anong, S. T., & DeVaney, S.A. (2010). Determinants of adequate emergency funds including the effects of seeking professional advice and industry affiliation. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 38(4), 405-419.
Anong, S. T., DeVaney, S.A., & Gerike, N*. (2009). Saving habits of American households and the economy. Consumer Interests Annual, 55 (73). *then M.S. student at Virginia Tech.
DeVaney, S.A., & Anong, S. T. (2007). Income quintiles: Examining changes in the characteristics of respondents. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 18(2), 19-34.
DeVaney, S.A., Anong, S. T., & Yang, Y. (2007). Asset ownership of black and white families. Financial Counseling and Planning, 18(1), 33-45.
DeVaney, S.A., Anong, S. T., & Whirl, S. E. (2007). Household savings motives and a hierarchy of needs. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 41(1), 174-186.
DeVaney, S.A., Chiremba, S. T., & Vincent, A. (2004). Life cycle stage and housing cost burden. Financial Counseling and Planning Education, 15(1), 31-39.
Chang, C.-C., DeVaney, S.A., & Chiremba, S. T. (2004). Determinants of subjective and objective risk tolerance. Journal of Personal Finance, 3(3), 53-67.