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Psychology of Financial Planning: The Practitioner’s Guide to Money and Behavior

In this book, distinguished authors Drs. Brad Klontz, CFP®, Charles Chaffin, and Ted Klontz deliver a comprehensive overview of the psychological factors that impact the financial planning client.Designed for both professional and academic audiences, is written for those with 30 years in practice as well as those just beginning their journey.

With a focus on how psychology can be applied to real-world financial planning scenarios, The Psychology of Financial Planning provides a much-needed toolbox for practicing financial planners who know that understanding their client’s psychology is critical to their ability to be effective.

This is also a much-needed resource for academic institutions who now need to educate their students in the CFP Board’s newest category of learning objectives: psychology of financial planning.


Psychology of Financial Planning: Practitioner’s Toolkit

This is a practical, hands-on companion resource to Psychology of Financial Planning. It brings assessments, reflection and exercises that helps the financial planner better understand their own biases and behaviors as well as those of their clients. The Practitioner’s Toolkit includes exercise related to all of the learning objectives in the Psychology of Financial Planning that are found on the CFP® Exam.

This Practitioner's Toolkit offers a collection of tools designed to expand on aspects of the companion book, including assessments and exercises financial planners can use with their clients. It guides readers through the application of concepts explored in the Psychology of Financial Planning and encourages discussion and sharing with clients and members of planning firms.

Money Mammoth

When it comes to our relationship with money, we are in the Stone Age. Despite the relentless barrage of information and warnings from financial experts, the average American is in terrible financial shape. It turns out that human beings are just not wired to do the right things around money―such as saving and not overspending.

Recent findings from the field of financial psychology could help the many Americans who know what they need to do but just can’t seem to make it happen. This book looks at financial well-being from a psychological and evolutionary perspective. It reveals the obstacles that prevent people from taking their first critical steps towards financial wellness. It examines how our instincts and beliefs about money influence our financial behaviors. It explores money beliefs, how they develop, and how they drive our money behaviors



Mind over Money

Do you overspend? Undersave? Keep secrets about money from a spouse or family member? Are you anxious about dealing with your finances? If so, you are not alone. Let's face it–just about all of have complicated, if not downright dysfunctional, relationships with money.


As Drs. Brad and Ted Klontz explain, our disordered relationships with money aren’t our fault. They don’t stem from a lack of knowledge or a failure of will. Instead, they are a product of subconscious beliefs and thought patterns, rooted in our childhoods, that are so deeply ingrained in us, they shape the way we deal with money our entire adult lives. But we are not powerless. By looking deep into ourselves and our pasts, we can learn to recognize these negative and self-defeating patterns of thinking, and replace them with better, healthier ones. 


Wired for Wealth

As financial stress mounts and an economic crash looms, Wired for Wealth shows you that the biggest threat to your financial health is not a recession; it's your brain. Markets go up and markets go down, but one fact holds true: Your money scripts―the unconscious core beliefs you hold about money―will determine whether you win or lose in the long run. But there is hope. Drawing on the results of a landmark survey of people's money habits, as well as their decades of work improving their clients' financial lives, renowned financial psychologists Drs. Brad Klontz and Ted Klontz and financial planner Rick Kahler, CFP® show you how you can rewire your brain for wealth. Their unexpected insights show you how you can free yourself from excessive debt, financial stress, money avoidance, and a lack of savings.

Financial Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice

Money-related stress dates as far back as concepts of money itself. Formerly it may have waxed and waned in tune with the economy, but today more individuals are experiencing financial mental anguish and self-destructive behavior regardless of bull or bear markets, recessions or boom periods.

Financial Therapy is the first full-length guide to the field, bridging theory, practical methods, and a growing cross-disciplinary evidence base to create a framework for improving this crucial aspect of clients' lives. Its contributors identify money-based disorders such as compulsive buying, financial hoarding, and workaholism, and analyze typical early experiences and the resulting mental constructs ("money scripts") that drive toxic relationships with money. Clearly relating financial stability to larger therapeutic goals, therapists from varied perspectives offer practical tools for assessment and intervention, advise on cultural and ethical considerations, and provide instructive case studies.

Facilitating Financial Health


Facilitating Financial Health remains a one-of-a-kind publication that bridges the gap between financial planners and mental health practitioners. The authors, two mental health professionals and a CFP®-designated financial planner, pioneered the use of tools that help clients build healthy relationships with money. This concise yet comprehensive guide enables financial planning and mental health practitioners to effectively integrate tools from the fields of psychotherapy, life coaching, and financial planning as they help their clients change destructive financial behaviors.

The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge

Ebenezer Scrooge would seem an unlikely source from which to glean financial wisdom. However, Dickens' classic tale of how Scrooge left behind his miserly ways and transformed into a joyful, compassionate and generous man is a powerful model we all can benefit from today. Written for the layperson, this book provides advice that is simple, transformational and timeless.


Through the process they've used successfully with their clients, the authors will show you how to recognize ways unconscious Money Scripts may keep you trapped; how to deal with the relationship between your net worth and your self-worth; how to discover your authentic goals and values; how to permanently change self-destructive money behaviors; and, through five principles of financial prosperity, how to leave a family legacy of financial wellness.

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