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Financial Books by Rick Kahler

Rick Kahler, CFP®, has co-authored four important financial books that are making a difference in how people perceive, react to, and handle money. Understanding the role money plays in your life and your perceptions of it are key to making successful financial decisions. His newest book is Wired For Wealth: Change The Money Mindsets That Keep You Trapped and Unleash Your Wealth Potential. His third title was Facilitating Financial Health: Tools for Financial Planners, Coaches, and Therapists, his second was The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge: 5 Principles to Transform Your Relationship with Money, and his first book was Conscious Finance, which was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as Recommended Reading in 2006.

Rick also writes a weekly Blog:

Facilitating Financial Health: Tools for Financial Planners, Coaches, and Therapists

By Rick Kahler, CFP®, and Drs. Ted & Brad Klontz

This book is an essential resource for financial professionals. It provides cutting-edge tools to help clients transform money from a major source of stress to a valued resource for building more satisfying lives.

These tools of Facilitating Financial Health will enhance the work of financial planners, investment advisors, debt/credit counselors, money managers, coaches, and psychotherapists. The techniques are valuable for those trained in the “exterior” aspect of finance—accounting, investments, money management, and financial planning—as well as coaches and therapists who work with the “interior” aspects of money—clients’ emotions and beliefs about money.

This break-through approach integrates the fields of therapy, coaching, and financial planning. It invites professionals from those fields to work collaboratively with clients, using a powerful combination of exterior and interior tools to help clients build financial health. Facilitating Financial Health provides effective techniques to help clients achieve, not only financial security, but more fulfilling personal and professional lives.

The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge: 5 Principles To Change Your Relationship With Money

By Rick Kahler, CFP®, and Drs. Ted & Brad Klontz

Discover the 5 Essentials to Financial Freedom and Prosperity

Do you wish you had more money saved for retirement? Do you and your partner fight about money? Do you want to make an investment but are unsure in what? Do you make yourself promises about finances that you just can't seem to keep? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a problem—but it's not the problem you think it is.

Your money problems are a consequence of the relationship you have with your money. A problem in that relationship is what's really holding you back. In this compelling book, The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge, you will learn the breakthrough approach that is transforming lives—a method which The Wall Street Journal hails as "an innovative effort that combines experiential therapy with nuts-and-bolts financial planning"—finally, a practical plan to be your money's master instead of its servant.

Ebenezer Scrooge would seem an unlikely source from which to glean financial wisdom: He was a wealthy man who kept his living quarters cold to save shillings and lived a reclusive existence because he worried someone would take his money. However, Dickens's classic tale of how Scrooge found his true course in life is a powerful model we all can benefit from today. Unlike other financial planning books that focus narrowly on the "dollar and cents" of money, The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge is an easy read. Written for the layperson, this book provides advice that is simple, transformational, and timeless.

Wired for Wealth: Change The Money Mindsets That Keep You Trapped and Unleash Your Wealth Potential

By Rick Kahler, CFP®, and Drs. Ted & Brad Klontz

The biggest threat to your financial health is not a recession; it's your brain. Drawing on the results of a landmark survey of people's money habits, as well as their decades of work improving their clients' financial lives, the authors show you how you can rewire your brain for wealth.

Conscious Finance:  Uncover Your Hidden Money Beliefs and Transform The Role Of Money In Your Life

By Rick Kahler, CFP®, and Kathleen Fox

Increasing numbers of financial advisors have begun to recognize that technical knowledge about money, while important, is not enough.

Successful financial planning also requires working with clients’ emotions and beliefs related to money. Blending those “exterior” and “interior” aspects of money is the goal of the emerging field of financial integration.

Conscious Finance is the first book to offer financial integration in a self-help format. It is designed to help readers understand and permanently change the underlying emotional issues that keep them making the same money mistakes over and over. In a practical, personal way, it offers a plan for building a comfortable and productive relationship with money.

Self-destructive or ineffective financial behavior has little to do with how much money we have. Whether we have little money or whether we are wealthy, our relationship with money can be a source of deep pain and damaging chaos. Conscious Finance helps readers understand that financial decisions are governed, not by logic and facts, but by our emotions and beliefs about money—beliefs we don’t even know we have. It provides solid, practical tools for understanding and reshaping the unconscious assumptions that keep us stuck.

Although it includes essential information on investing, budgeting, estate planning, and asset protection, this book goes far beyond strategies for solving immediate money problems. Its goal is to help readers build a healthy relationship with money in which it is a trusted and valuable servant rather than their master or their enemy.