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Tag: Financial Therapy

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...

Financial Therapy Gains More 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...

Need a Money Makeover? Start With Your Money Scripts

It’s a good idea to be cautious about anything that promises a quick fix, whether it’s an “instant” weight loss product, an “effortless” exercise gimmick, or a “simple” solution to all your money woes. I was hesitant,...

Can 2 Hours Change Your Financial Life?

Could I possibly do a financial therapy money makeover for a one-page magazine feature article?  That’s the challenge Sushma Subramanian, a reporter for SELF magazine, gave me last May.  She wanted a financial therapist and me to...