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Do Overspending and Overeating Go Together?

Watch this video on YouTube Over the years, I’ve noticed a commonality among people with money problems. Many of them are also overweight. Is there a relationship between overspending and overeating? Until now, I couldn’t be sure my experience was anything more than...

New Book by Dave Jetson Shows Value of Therapy

Watch this video on YouTube “It’s not about the money.” This saying has become almost a cliché among financial planners and therapists who help clients address the emotional aspects of their relationships with money. We keep using this phrase because...

Client-Focused Financial Planning Addresses Money and Emotions

Watch this video on YouTube Anyone who sent a check to the IRS this month certainly doesn’t need to be convinced that there is a relationship between money and feelings.  I can personally attest that paying a hefty tax brings up a great deal of painful...

Rick Cited in Investment News Article

A recent article in Investment News featured an interview with Rick about the ways that client’s money scripts can affect their behavior. You can find the article here. Please note that you may have to register for the site in order to read it.

Free Money: Mental Accounting and Couples

Last week my husband and I hired a painter to put a fresh coat of paint on our hundred year old home. True to form, my husband negotiated a good deal and got the contractor down $600. When he told me he saved this amount of money, he immediately started to brainstorm...

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,...