The Clarion Ledger: Moak: Impulse buying bad for us

Published on 03 February 2016 by | Category: News, Updates

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By Bill Moak Next time you visit the grocery or department store checkout line, take a look around. Chances are, you have already noticed the racy magazine covers suggesting juicy gossip about Hollywood stars, colorful candy, little gadgets promising to make your life easier and lots of other stuff you really don’t need. This is, […]

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By Brad Klontz Whether we’re born rich or poor, our lives are shaped by our unconscious beliefs about money. What are your ‘money scripts’, and what do they reveal about your attitude to earning, spending, saving and borrowing? In good times or bad, money is the number one source of stress in our lives. Money […]

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By Marguerite Ward So you weren’t one of the lucky three winners in California, Florida or Tennessee who will share in the $1.5 billion Powerball. Millions of Americans are recovering from their billion-dollar hangovers this morning and heading back to work, scrapping their dreams of exotic travel and expensive cars. So now what? The only […]

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By Jane Wollman Rusoff After Wynonna Judd blew through $26 million in nine years, Ted Klontz helped her stop her big spending. Celebrated musicians, singing stars and pro athletes may be masterful in the spotlight, but when it comes to handling money, they’re often pitiful failures. Indeed, such talents typically blow the millions they make […]

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Kiplinger: How Losing Stocks Are Like Ex-Spouses

Published on 04 January 2016 by | Category: News, Updates

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By Kathy Kristof It took me 16 years to leave my ex. But I wanted to get divorced from my hurtful investments more quickly, so I called a couple of financial therapists. One of the top women on Wall Street recently told me that females tend to “marry” their investments. The comment hit home. As […]

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By Brian J. O’Connor Friends, we are nearing the end of the 2015 holiday slog, having endured many indignities, including the endless music loop of the neighbor’s 7-foot inflatable Santa Smurf, co-workers with light-up Frosty the Snowman sweaters, and rum-pum-pum-pums in quantities massive enough to constitute a clear violation of the Geneva Conventions. But there […]

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By Sean McQuay From a young age, I knew what a burden credit card debt could be. For a time, while my dad was in grad school, my parents supported our family on scholarship money and a carousel of low-interest and balance transfer credit cards. It took them years to pay off the card balances. […]

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By Scott Spann One of my favorite Christmas traditions involves watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation with a moose mug full of eggnog and enough quotes memorized you could mute most parts of the movie. However, my wife and I aren’t quite ready to make this a full-fledged family tradition because the kids are a little […]

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Nerd Wallet: How Your Childhood Affects Your Financial Life

Published on 07 December 2015 by | Category: News, Updates

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By Holly Gillian Kindel Much of your financial life is probably driven by beliefs that you aren’t even aware you have. These unexamined, ingrained ideas are known as “money scripts” and influence your financial behavior. Drs. Brad and Ted Klontz, founders of the Financial Psychology Institute, coined the term money scripts to describe unconscious financial beliefs developed […]

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Hawaii Public Radio: Black Friday Becomes More Digital

Published on 26 November 2015 by | Category: News, Updates

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By Nick Yee Today is Black Friday – a day where many retailers see their margins go from the red into the black. But this year more and more people are turning to the digital marketplace to gather up gifts.  A Google search on holiday shopping reveals that last year- 40% of holiday shopping occurred […]

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