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By Chloe Della Costa Whether you’re a big spender or a saver, your level of financial health may not be what it appears. Almost every consumer knows what it’s like to be stressed out by financial decisions, but for some, it goes beyond the occasional stressor to an underlying psychological problem. That’s where financial therapists […]

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So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

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

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By Farnoosh Torabi Our guest today explains it all as his profession, Dr. Brad Klontz is an award-winning Financial Psychologist and a Certified Financial Planner. He works as an associate professor of Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University, and a partner of Occidental Asset Management, LLC. It’s a fee-only investment advisory firm in Northern […]

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Huffington Post: 4 Better Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Published on 29 April 2015 by | Category: News, Updates

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Picture this: You wake up one morning and head outside to get the newspaper. Sitting there on the stoop is a bag with your name on it. You open it and find a wad of cash — totaling $3,120! Your mind starts to race as you think about how you’ll spend this money that’s fallen […]

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By Andrea Coombes Money is one of the biggest sources of marital discord—and it can be one of the toughest to resolve. That’s because when couples argue about how to spend money, they’re not just debating the issue at hand, such as how much they can put on the credit card each month, or whether […]

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Ozy: Partying Like It’s Tax Time!

Published on 12 April 2015 by | Category: News, Updates

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By Ashley Tate Surrounded by colorful balloons and with a party banner hanging on the wall, Candace Schultz sat on the sectional couch in her Compton, California, living room, yapping with friends and family members. A couple of kids played with toys nearby, while several adults hung out in the kitchen, close to the whiskey, […]

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By Libby Kane In “The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super-Wealthy,” author Paul Sullivan peeks into the lives of people who not only have a lot of money, but also have the know-how to keep and grow their wealth. In a 2013 survey Sullivan conducted with financial psychologist Dr. Brad Klontz, he […]

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By Alizah Salario If you don’t have property, kids, or investments, then doing your taxes is a breeze, right? Wrong. Taxes are complicated for many (single, broke) 20-somethings — especially the first time around. Unless your parents had Suze Orman on speed dial or you itemize deductions for sport, there are simply lots of things […]

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In “The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super-Wealthy,” author Paul Sullivan makes a distinction between being rich and being wealthy. Rich people, he explains, have a lot of money. Wealthy people have the security that comes with knowing how to manage however much money they do have, so they will still be […]

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By Dan Mathews My dad is the ultimate haggler. When I was growing up we used to buy, sell, and trade albums at local trade shows. For those of you born after 1990, albums are flat objects about the size of steering wheel on which music is recorded and played. Anyway, my dad would haggle […]

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By John Collett Our financial decisions are coloured by emotions, biases and by the people with whom we associate – our peers. Some prefer to live in the moment and not think too much about the future. Some of us make decisions more on “gut feel” than solving problems rationally. Everyone is vulnerable, to a greater […]

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