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Help Wanted to Understand Unemployment Rate

In an economy that isn’t exactly robust, how can unemployment be going down? The recent drop in the unemployment rate from 8.1% to 7.8% caught almost everyone, including me, by surprise. The GDP grew by only 1.5% in the first quarter, and its growth was under 2%...

Having the money talk: Should you merge your finances?

Your sweetie has a financial history: school loans, credit card debt, gifts from parents and career choices and plans. You handled money separately until now — what next? We asked three financial planners what goes into the choice of merging finances or staying...

Financial Therapy Finding its Voice as a New Profession

The driver of the van that was to take me from the University of Missouri to the St. Louis airport asked where I was from. When I said, “Rapid City,” we struck up a conversation about his childhood trip to the Sturgis Rally. At one point he asked me,...
Using “Money Scripts” for Better Financial Planning

Using “Money Scripts” for Better Financial Planning

Using ‘Money Scripts’ for Better Financial Planning By Thomas Coyle Updated Oct. 15, 2012 3:08 pm ET At Kahler Financial Planning in Rapid City, S.D., new clients fill out long questionnaires that probe their thoughts, feelings and beliefs about money. The...

15 Week Course: Facilitating Financial Health in Yourself or Others

The work of the financial planner, coach, or councelor is best viewed through a “quality of life” lens: how can I assist my clients in realizing their dreams? Certainly, in helping our clients attain their goals there are technical issues to...