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Tag: Money Scripts

Believing You Don’t Deserve Money

“I don’t deserve money,” is one of the ten most common money scripts. Holding this belief has very little to do with whether society, friends, or family view you as deserving.  Few people would argue that we all deserve the support money can give us to have nutritious...

Correcting The Myth of “One Money Script”

Recently a financial professional asked me, “Rick, what is your money script?” I was a bit baffled and responded, “I have well over 100, not just one.” He said, “No, there are only four, and I was wondering which one is yours.” He misunderstood the concept of money...

Review The Bill Before You Pay: Good Advice That’s Hard To Follow

In writing last week about hidden “junk fees,” I ended with a recommendation. Before choosing a phone plan, booking a hotel stay, buying an airline ticket, or making many other types of financial commitments, ask, “What other fees or charges are there I need to know...

Money Scripts 2.0: How They Form

The term money scripts, describing the unconscious beliefs that underlie our financial decisions and behavior, has been used by financial planners and therapists for over 15 years. Since the term (coined by Brad Klontz, Ted Klontz, and I) was first published in my...

Real Estate Buyers Are Liars–Or Not

Tyler and Kirsten’s family was growing. They had one child, another was on the way, and they agreed that they might eventually want a third. Their two-bedroom house would not suit their needs much longer; it was time to look for something bigger. Before they contacted...