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Tag: Financial Therapy

How to Know When Financial Therapy Might Help

What is a financial therapist, and how do you know when you need one? Basically, a financial therapist fills the gap between financial planners (often numbers specialists who don’t understand psychology), and therapists (often behavioral change specialists who don’t...

Faux Financial Intimacy or Genuine Communication

Are you and your spouse truly aligned when it comes to finances? Do you rarely experience conflicts about money? If so, you might have financial intimacy in your relationship. This goes beyond merely sharing financial information. It involves both partners feeling...

Reduce Your Risk For Life-Shattering Financial Crisis

Last week I addressed the gravity of the increased risk of suicide after experiencing a personal financial crisis. This underscores the seriousness with which we all need to approach making financial decisions, especially those involving high-risk speculative...

The Financial Impact of Grief and Loss

One of the emotions—or more accurately, the constellation of many emotions—that financial planners often must help clients deal with is grief. It’s common for people to engage a planner during times of transition and loss such as the death of a parent or spouse....

More Cognitive Biases That Can Cost You Money

Last week we looked at four types of “stinking thinking,” cognitive biases that can contribute to poor investment decisions. Here are six more. Monte Carlo Fallacy. This is placing too much emphasis on the likelihood of an event happening, just because it...