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Tag: Financial Psychology

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,...

Simple Formula For Financial Sobriety

From time to time I offer financial courses through Community Education of the Black Hills. Classes on the fundamentals of making good investments and how to do your own financial planning usually fill quickly. A class on “financial sobriety”—how to change...

Emotional and Financial Returns of Paying Off Mortgage

Watch this video on YouTube Suppose you’ve come into some extra cash. You decide to use it prudently in one of three ways: keeping it in cash, putting it into your retirement plan, or paying off your mortgage. Which is the better option? I usually find the answer...

Love, Couples, and Money Workshop – Almost Full

This is the last call for our “Love, Money, and Couples” workshop, to be held April 12th – 15th at the brand new Terra Sancta Retreat Center in the foothills of the Black Hills. We currently have one spot for a couple remaining. This is the only...