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What is Financial Therapy?

My definition of financial therapy has evolved since I first heard the term in 2002. I’ve often proclaimed any therapist who has “done their own money work” to be a “financial therapist.” I’ve also deemed any therapy workshop that...

Spreading the Wealth Around

A few weeks ago I wrote a column on one of the most common questions I get: “How do I accumulate wealth?”  Apparently the topic resonated with a number of readers. One of the Yahoo blogs, Shine, picked up the article from another blog, Quizzle.  Quizzle picked up the...

Stuck In A Money Rut? Here’s Advice On Getting Out.

By my experience, about one-third of Americans do money well.  They understand how to save more, spend less, and make wise financial choices.  That leaves a staggering two-thirds of Americans that do money poorly.  They struggle to save, spend too much, and often make...

Financial Therapy Comes To Grand Rapids

I am back from a three-day trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I was honored to co-facilitate a financial therapy workshop with therapist Amy West, founder of The Center of Unlimited Possibilities, Spring Lake, Michigan.  In addition to the workshop, I met with some...

True Happiness: Married, Middle Class, No Kids

There is a great posting of a speech given by Christopher Munsey of the Monitor on the American Psychological Association blog that’s worth a read.  Here are three tidbits from the posting I found interesting: It’s not marriage that makes you...