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By Liz Weston The problem with a lot of financial advice is that it assumes that once you know the right thing to do, you’ll do it. It can seem as if the people giving the advice had never met an actual human being. Because humans have a whole host of deep-seated beliefs, biases and […]

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By Molly Triffin When Feelings Take Over No matter how sensible with money you usually are, there are times when your budget is at risk of getting hijacked. “Emotionally charged circumstances make us prone to overspending,” says financial psychologist Brad Klontz, managing partner at Occidental Asset Management. “If we’re rationally challenged, we’re financially challenged.” Continue […]

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By Anne Kates Smith One-third of adults who combine finances with a partner or spouse have committed financial infidelity. With wedding season under way, it seems appropriate to bring up the subject of financial fidelity. The topic couldn’t be more important for couples, and not only for those just starting out. A recent survey reports […]

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By Farnoosh Torabi Check Your Balance A financial power struggle can be the “most destructive scenario” in coupledom says Rachelle Miller, a relationship coach and family attorney. It happens when the person who makes the most money is perceived to have the most power and control in the relationship, she explains. And, increasingly, that person […]

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By Farnoosh Torabi Check Your Balance A financial power struggle can be the “most destructive scenario” in coupledom says Rachelle Miller, a relationship coach and family attorney. It happens when the person who makes the most money is perceived to have the most power and control in the relationship, she explains. And, increasingly, that person […]

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By Dan Schawbel As more women become entrepreneurs, they will face a whole new issue that they haven’t before. They will have to deal with trying to be the breadwinner in a world where men have traditionally claimed that title. In order to explore this trend and the impact it will have on female entrepreneurs, […]

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7 Steps for Getting What You Want

Published on 01 May 2014 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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Do you set goals for yourself? Without goals you are like a thoroughbred race horse cooped up in a stable, a Porsche 911 without a steering wheel, an archeologist without a shovel, or a championship football team without a playbook. In other words, you severely limit yourself by not having goals. The Importance of Goals […]

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By Farnoosh Torabi If you earn more than your husband, you’re more likely to be the primary decision-maker on money matters and take charge of things like paying bills, budgeting, saving, and planning for retirement. That’s all according to my academic survey of over 1,000 women conducted with Dr. Brad Klontz, a financial psychologist. While […]

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by Mardee Handler Does fear hold you back from living a “financially healthy” lifestyle? Often, the money scripts we recite in our heads influence our attitudes toward money and hence, our spending and saving behaviors. Can we “undo” those negative/unhealthy messages? These five strategies can help steer you on the path to financial peace. Continue […]

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Financial health is an important component of overall wellness. According to Brad Klontz, a PsyD, financial psychologist and director of research at H&R Block Dollars & Sense, “financial health is having a conscious and purposeful relationship with money that is satisfying and isn’t overly stressful.” When you have a good relationship with money you spend […]

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