Finding a Financial Life Planner

The difference between a traditional financial planner and one that practices financial life planning is significant. The former focuses on the dollars and cents of making good financial decisions, while the later adds the more complex human component to the process....

Financial Planning Wisdom From Nazrudin Project

One of the most influential financial planning organizations I participate in doesn’t officially exist. The Nazrudin Project is an eclectic, holistic group of financial life planners, therapists, authors, educators, and coaches. It is leaderless, with no...

Fearing The Money May Run Out: Money Vigilance

The fourth and final category of Money Scripts in this series is Money Vigilance. Those with Money Vigilance scripts tend to be watchful and guarded about their finances. They will commonly have beliefs such as, “You should not tell others how much money you...

Self-Worth and Net Worth: Status Money Scripts

For the third in this series of columns on money script categories, let’s look at Money Status. This differs from the Money Worship category in having its focus on social acceptance. People in this category generally equate net worth with their self-worth. They...

Wishing For The Midas Touch? Exploring Money Worship

In the second of this four-part series on money scripts, let’s explore the category that Dr. Brad Klontz calls Money Worship. Unless you have always envied the mythical “golden touch” of King Midas, you may be quick to dismiss the possibility of...

Money Script Categories: Money Avoidance

Money scripts are beliefs we have acquired about money and how it works. We are usually unaware of these beliefs, in part because we see them as facts—”just the way it is.” We typically hold 50 to 200 money scripts, which affect every financial decision we...