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“This is a dangerous time,” said Brad Klontz, a financial psychologist who is one of the authors of a study published this month in the journal Psychological Services that examines the state and treatment of money disorders. “And when people come for help around money, it goes so much deeper than what is in their […]

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"We Have A Lot To Talk About"

Published on 22 September 2008 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Ted Last October Margie, my wife, and I sold our business that we had been managing since 1992. I don’t say we owned it because if any of your have ever owned your own business you would know what I mean, when (with a smile) I say “we managed it, we didn’t own it”. […]

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Ted and Brad Klontz, father and son psychologists who specialize in treating financial behavior issues, say that clients are often referred by financial planners and other professionals who have tried to help and have “run out of tools,” said Brad Klontz, president of the Hawaii Psychological Association. Klontz was drawn to the field after he […]

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Take Control of Your Anger

Published on 09 September 2008 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Brad Carl loses control. It happens several times a week. Lately, it seems like it doesn’t take much to set him off. Sometimes it’s a comment from his wife, a criticism from his boss, or an interaction with a rude customer. Or maybe it’s a slow driver or a glance from a stranger that […]

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Face Your Fears

Published on 14 July 2008 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Brad The thought alone can keep you up at night. It makes your heart pound, your palms sweat, and your stomach tighten. You try to avoid thinking about it, and may go to great lengths to keep from seeing it or experiencing it. It is what you fear most. Depending on your life experience […]

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Water into Wine; Pens into Pencils

Published on 06 July 2008 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Ted I was sitting in the immaculate office of a friend of mine talking with her, when I happened to glance down and noticed a neat row of pens on her very orderly desk. There was something not quite right about them though and I looked again. They weren’t pens, they were mechanical pencils! […]

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Making Changes Stick

Published on 11 June 2008 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Brad Change can be tough. Just ask Joseph. Last month he tipped the scales at 250 pounds and was diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes. His doctor warned him that he will face dire consequences unless he takes immediate steps to eat better, lose weight, and begin exercising. Unless he gets his diabetes under control, Joseph […]

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Mr Stouffer

Published on 10 June 2008 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Ted I have a bleeding disorder known as hemophilia. From time to time that causes me to have spontaneous episodes of internal bleeding (as well as those caused by traumatic experiences such as falls and the like). My sophomore year in college I fell on my hip during basketball practice, which caused a “bleed”. […]

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For others, though, especially those not close to retirement, the trauma of losing a job and the uncertainty in its wake can be devastating. That is particularly true for Wall Street workers, psychologists say, because their colleagues, family members and neighbors typically consider them to be financially secure. “Since they are expected to be experts, […]

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What Gets Fed

Published on 16 May 2008 by | Category: New Blog Posts, Updates

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From Ted This crossed my desk recently and I thought it would be a good idea to pass it on to our readers. I know I needed to hear this type of thing again. I would like to give credit to the author, but none was mentioned. The story goes: An elder Cherokee Native American […]

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