Therapy for your money? It may be less odd than it seems

A basic financial therapy definition is that it’s a practice that  combines behavioral therapy with financial coaching. The goal is to help  improve an individual’s feelings and behavior around money.

It is a process informed by both therapeutic and  financial expertise that helps people think, feel, and behave  differently with money to improve overall well-being.

How Financial Therapy Works

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Avoiding Money Management

Working with a financial therapist could expose the root of this behavior and improve financial management.

Money Stress

It could involve worrying  about how they will pay off their debt to worrying about going  bankrupt, even though they are earning a good salary.

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If you often argue with your partner, friends, or other loved ones about  money, you might find that a financial therapist can help you defuse  this source of tension.

Fighting About Finances


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