by Brad Klontz, Psy.D., CFP® and Ted Klontz, Ph.D.
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, a father and son team of pioneers in the emerging field of financial psychology 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.
Drawing on their decades of experience helping patients resolve their troubling issues with money, the Klontzes and describe the twelve most common “money disorders” - like financial infidelity, money avoidance, compulsive shopping, financial enabling, and more undefined and explain how we can learn to identify them, understand their root causes, and ultimately overcome them.
So whether you want to learn how to make better financial decision, have more open communication with your spouse or kids about the family finances, or simply be better equipped to deal with the challenges of these tough economic times, this book will help you repair your dysfunctional relationship with money and live a healthier financial life.
by Brad Klontz, Psy.D., CFP®, Ted Klontz, Ph.D., and Rick Kahler, CFP®
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. You'll discover:
Entertaining and enlightening, Wired for Wealth will put you in control of your finances and enable you to break through to new levels of wealth and security.
by Ted Klontz, Ph.D., and Rick Kahler, CFP®, and Brad Klontz, Psy.D., CFP®
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.
Unlike other financial planning books that focus narrowly on the 'dollar and cents' of money, The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge is an easy read. 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.