FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$47,774.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Barbara Spears
(503) 635-8639
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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