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FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
13581
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13581
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cyber Analytics Inc
01551 Sw Military Rd Portland, OR 97219
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,774.00
 

Abstract:

ONE REASON PEOPLE POSTPONE THEIR FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT IS THE INTIMIDATING ALIEN NATURE OF MANY OF THE FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES AND CONCEPTS INVOLVED. A TECHNIQUE FORALLEVIATING THIS DISTRESS, IMPARTING THE REQUISITE KNOWLEDGE AND MOTIVATING THE NECESSARY ACTION, IS TO USE A SERIES OF "MICROWORLDS". THE FIRST MICROWORLD, CHOSEN BY THE SUBJECT, SHOULD DRAW THESUBJECT INTO A COMPUTERIZED EXPERIENCE OF A FAMILIAR AND BELOVED DOMAIN OF KNOWLEDGE, E.G., GARDENING OR VACATION PLANNING. THE NEXT MICROWORLD WOULD BE THAT OF THE TARGET KNOWLEDGE DOMAIN, IN THIS CASE, FINANCIAL RETIREMENT PLANNING. THE PLAN IS THAT THE PREEXISTING CHARM OF THE SUBJECT'S OWN CHOSEN REAL-WORLD ACTIVITY WILL TRANSFER TO THE CHOSEN MICROWORLD, AND THEN TO THE TARGET MICROWORLD. THE GOAL OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP COMPUTERIZED MICROWORLDS THAT WILL DRAW PEOPLE INTO CONSTRUCTIVE ACTIVITYIN SUCH A WAY THAT THE MOTIVATION, ENERGY, AND KNOWLEDGE GAINED WILL BE TRANSFERRED BACK TO THE REAL WORLD OF FINANCIAL RETIREMENT PLANNING. TO BE COST EFFECTIVE, A SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ALL THESE MICROWORLDS MUST BE CREATED. A FURTHER AIM IS THE EXTENSION OF THIS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT TO THE PRODUCTION OF MICROWORLD-BASED EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS.

Principal Investigator:

Barbara Spears
5036358639

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Cyber Analytics Inc
01551 Sw Military Rd Portland, OR 97219

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No