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Ron Sages

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Adjunct Professor

Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

ron.sages@uga.edu

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Personal Financial Planning/Behavioral Finance Kansas State University 2012
MBA Finance and Taxation University of Connecticut 1979
BGS Liberal Arts The Ohio University 1973

Research

I aspire to bring applied research to financial planning practitioners in an effort to provide practical solutions to client-focused challenges.

Teaching

I currently teach in the online PFP Masters Program

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Faculty Excellence Award Great Plains Interactive Distance Alliance (GPIDEA) 2016

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Reviewer Journal of Financial Planning 2013 - present
Reviewer Journal of Financial Therapy 2013-2017
Member, Editorial Advisory Board Trusts & Estates Magazine 2001-2006
Member, Editorial Advisory Board Trusts & Estates Magazine 1994-2002

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
CFP® Board Registered Program Faculty 8 Instructor
CFP® Board & Columbia University CFP® Board Financial Planning Teaching Program 2 Instructor

Outreach

I currently participate in various CFP® Board initiatives, including Center for Financial Planning, Journal of Financial Therapy and Journal of Financial Planning

Areas of Expertise

Estate Planning, Fiduciary Income Taxation, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Applied Behavioral Finance, Financial Planning Practice Management & Entrepreneurship

Books

Grable, J. E., Sages, R. A., & Krueger, M. (December, 2018). The Case Approach to Financial Planning. Fourth Edition, Erlanger, KY: National Underwriter.  

Sages, R. A. (2015). Implementing the financial planning recommendations. In Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards and C. R. Chaffin (Eds.), The Financial Planning Competency Handbook, Second Edition, Hoboken: Wiley.

Grable, J. E., & Sages, R. A. (2015). Financial planning process. In Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards and C. R. Chaffin (Eds.), The Financial Planning Competency Handbook, Second Edition, Hoboken: Wiley.

Sages, R. A., Griesdorn, T., Archuleta, K. L., & Gudmunson, C. G. (2014). Assessment in financial therapy: Merging standard financial planning approaches with emerging financial therapy assessments. In B. Klontz, S. Britt, & K. Archuleta (Eds.), Financial therapy: Research, practice, and policy, New York: Springer.

Grable, J. E., & Sages, R. A. (2013). Financial planning process. In Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards (Eds.), The Financial Planning Competency Handbook, Hoboken: Wiley.

Feldman, S., Groppelli, A. A., & Sages, R. A. (1986). Bank Trust Departments. In F. J. Fabozzi & F. G. Zarb (Eds.), The Handbook of Financial Markets: Securities, Options, Futures (pp. 534-538). Homewood, IL: Dow Jones-Irwin.

Current Research

I currently am focusing on Applied Behavioral Finance research surrounding the discipline of estate planning, incorporating behavioral factors associated with probate litigation within traditional and blended families.

Journal Articles

Archuleta, K. L., Stueve, C., Stebbins, R., Kemnitz, R., Chaffin, C. R., Williams, K. K., Poplaski, S. C., Sages, R. A., Tibbetts, R. H., Burr, E. A. (forthcoming, 2019). Exploring perceptions of graduates’ experiences that impact CFP® certification: A multiple case inquiry. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning.

Carr, N. A., Sages, R. A., Nabeshema, G., Fernatt, F., & Grable, J. E. (2015). Health information search and retirement planning. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 26(1), 3-16.

Sages, R. A., Britt, S. L., & Cumbie, J. A. (2013). The correlation between anxiety and money management. College Student Journal, 47(1), 1-11.

Anderson, N. G., Fernatt, F., Rodermund, R., Sages, R. A., & Grable, J. E. (2012). Mama’s boys and nature’s girls: Explaining differences in risk attitudes between women and men. Global Journal of Human Social Sciences, 12(15), 1-11.

Sages, R. A., & Grable, J. E. (2010). Financial numeracy, net worth, and financial management skills: Client characteristics that differ based on financial risk tolerance. Journal of Financial Service Professionals, 64(6), 57-63.

Sages, R. A., & Seay, M. C. (2014). The practical and potentially perilous pitfalls of portability. Journal of Financial Planning, 27(4), 56-62.

Sages, R. A., & Britt, S. L. (2012). Introducing clients to financial therapy. Trusts and Estates, 151(3), 31-35.

Sages, R. A. (1997). Industry professionals: Are you 2000 conversant? Trusts & Estates, 136(1), 46-48.

Sages, R. A. (1996). ¢ense and profitability. Trusts & Estates, 135(8), 27-29.

Sages, R. A. (1996). Getting better is the alpha, there can be no omega! Trusts & Estates, 135(1), 51-55.

Sages, R. A., & Keden, H. M. (1996). Supercharging popular wealth transfer planning vehicles. Trusts & Estates, 135(9), 45-61.

Sages, R. A. (1995). Avoiding the tarpits; Paleontological survival, Trusts & Estates, 134(1), 26.

Sages, R. A. (1994). Too busy to train, technically speaking?, Directions Newsletter, (The Center For Financial Services Research), 3 Reprinted (1994). ABA Management Update, 19.

Sages, R. A. (1994). The new prudent investor rule and the duty not to delegate. Trust and Financial Advisor, 2. 7-14. Reprinted (1995). Trusts & Estates, 134(5). 22-29. Reprinted (1995). Trusts & Trustees and International Asset Management,1(7), 20-27.

Sages, R. A., Keden, H. M., & Herritt, D. J. (1994). Watch out for taxes on IRAs!, Private Asset Management, Institutional Investor.

Sages, R. A., Keden, H. M., & Herritt, D. J. (1994). Considerations in choosing a common investment alternative. Trusts & Estates, 133(3), 45-52.

Sages, R. A., Keden, H. M., & Herritt, D. J. (1993). Business as anything but usual. Trusts & Estates, 132(9), 8-14.

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