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This Is Your Brain In a Stock Market Crash

Watch this video on YouTube Bryan flipped on MSNBC to catch the stock market’s closing numbers. It was March 9, 2009. A visibly shaken reporter was telling viewers the Dow Jones had fallen to 6547, its lowest closing in over thirteen years. Retirement accounts...

Using money (yes, real money!) in therapy?! – Teleclass June 17th

My teleclass on June 17th features Dave Jetson, LPCMH, who has developed a specialty in working with his clients’ money issues.  Dave is also the founder of the Financial Recovery Program Workshop hosted by Onsite Workshops.  The unique feature of the program...

Build Your Own Support System for Financial Advice

Someone who owns a business or has accumulated some wealth is likely to have the support of a network of financial professionals, such as bookkeepers, accountants, attorneys, and financial planners. That same level of support would certainly be useful for anyone just...

Saying “no” when your child wants money

The next time you’re tempted to give into your child’s requests for a few extra bucks, whether its $10 or $10,000 keep in mind that enabling children can lead to dependency, which usually kills the child’s self esteem and initiative.   Furthermore enabling prolongs...

A Primer on Therapy vs. Coaching

Kathleen Burns Kingsbury posted a story from the Boston Globe that caught my eye.  It’s on the differences between coaching and therapy.  This is something I’ve written about extensively in the past in the books I co-authored with psychologists Ted Klontz...

Financial Therapy Continues to Gain Recognition

A new study released by the University of Georgia is aimed at merging the realms of therapy and financial planning.  Financial therapy is where therapists and financial planners partner to deliver a more integrated approach to solving financial problems for...